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Cubist Picasso [Hardcover]

By Anne Baldassari, Irving Lavin (Contributor), Leo Steinberg (Contributor), Pierre Daix (Contributor) & Pepe Karmel (Contributor)
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Combines critical essays by leading authorities on Picasso and Cubism with quality reproductions of his work, in a visual tribute that assesses the legacy of Picasso's Cubism and the seminal piece Les Demoiselles d'Avigon on twentieth-century art.

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In the world of art, Cubism was nothing less than revolutionary, representing a paradigm shift in the way artists perceived the world, and incontestably one of the most influential movements in art history. To celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of Picasso's seminal work Les Demoiselles d'Avigon, leading Picasso scholars and art historians assess its legacy and the extraordinary influence of Picasso's Cubism on the development of twentieth-century art.
"The book is splendidly illustrated and the images alone make it valuable. Not only are there 400 color plates and a number of early photographs of the artist's studio, but the various chapters are preceded by more than a dozen full-page, enlarged details." ~Artblog.com
Anne Baldassari, Director of the Musée Picasso in Paris, is the author of many books published by Flammarion, including Picasso and Photography (1997), The Surrealist Picasso (2005), Bacon–Picasso (2005), and Picasso: Life with Dora Maar (2006). Pierre Daix is France's foremost specialist on Cubism. Journalist, writer, and friend of Picasso, he has written several books on the subject. Pepe Karmel is Professor of Art History at New York University. He is author of Picasso and the Invention of Cubism (2003). Irving Lavin is a professor at the School of Historical Studies at Princeton. He is one of America's most eminent art historians and author of the definitive work Past-Present: Essays on Historicism in Art from Donatello to Picasso (1993). Jean-Claude Lebensztejn was a professor of Art History at the University of Paris Sorbonne, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard. Leo Steinberg is a Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion (University of Chicago Press, 1997).

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Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 10" Height: 11"
Weight:   4.78 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 11, 2008
Publisher   Flammarion
ISBN  2080300482  
ISBN13  9782080300485  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Anne Baldassari, Director of the Musee Picasso in Paris, is the author of many books published by Flammarion, including Picasso and Photography (1997), The Surrealist Picasso (2005), Bacon-Picasso (2005), and Picasso: Life with Dora Maar (2006). Pierre Daix is France's foremost specialist on Cubism. Journalist, writer, and friend of Picasso, he has written several books on the subject. Pepe Karmel is Professor of Art History at New York University. He is author of Picasso and the Invention of Cubism (2003). Irving Lavin is a professor at the School of Historical Studies at Princeton. He is one of America's most eminent art historians and author of the definitive work Past-Present: Essays on Historicism in Art from Donatello to Picasso (1993). Jean-Claude Lebensztejn was a professor of Art History at the University of Paris Sorbonne, the University of California, Berkeley, and Harvard. Leo Steinberg is a Emeritus Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion (University of Chicago Press, 1997).

Anne Baldassari currently resides in Paris.

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INSIGHTS INTO THIS ICONIC ARTIST  Aug 5, 2008
Whether or not this is an apocryphal story I do not know but it is said that at the beginning of World War I Gertrude Stein was walking with Picasso on the boulevard Raspail. A camouflaged truck came by. They had heard of camouflage but had never seen it, and upon sighting the vehicle Picasso exclaimed, "Yes, it is we who made it, that is cubism."

Make it he did as the world now knows , and he began with "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," a picture then reviled as the work of a mad man. Braque is quoted as saying "that it made him feel as if someone were drinking gasoline and spitting fire." This work was something that fellow artists could not understand, and was not seen in public until 1937. We can only imagine how shocking this painting was- what had been begun as a temptation scene in a brothel wound up being a painting of five nudes and a still life. And, what nudes these were - the antithesis of the classical concept of beauty. These figures were all sharp angles, even space is shown in broken pieces or wedges.

Yet despite vitriolic criticism Picasso persevered, once saying he did not believe that he had used radically different elements in his different manners of painting. But, "If subjects I have wanted to express have suggested different ways of expression, I haven't hesitated to adopt them."

Today, of course, authorities are still unable to quantify the impact Cubism has had on 20th century art. Cubist Picasso, the exhibition catalogue for a monumental retrospective at the Musee National Picasso in Paris, brings together a trove of outstanding artworks as well as enlightening essays by today's foremost Picasso authorities. It serves not only as an invaluable resource for students and art aficionados but as a treasure to be studied, admired again and again.

- Gail Cooke
 

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