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Picasso and the mysteries of life : La Vie

Author: William H Robinson; Pablo Picasso; Cleveland Museum of Art.; Museo Picasso.
Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : The Cleveland Museum of Art ; London : Giles, 2012.
Series: Cleveland masterwork series, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few artistic moments are as instantly recognizeable as Pablo Picasso's Blue Period, and from it La Vie (Life) has emerged as the culminating masterpiece. This book not only examines La Vie's history and physical structure in unprecedented detail but also uses the painting as the touchstone for exploring a broad array of issues vital to modernist culture of the 19th and 20th centuries. New contextual analysis is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Pablo Picasso; Pablo Picasso; Pablo Picasso; Pablo Picasso
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Robinson; Pablo Picasso; Cleveland Museum of Art.; Museo Picasso.
ISBN: 9781907804212 1907804218
OCLC Number: 818463054
Notes: Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Dec. 12, 2012-Apr. 21, 2013; and at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, Oct. 10, 2013-Jan. 19, 2014.
First published in 2012 in London by Giles
Description: xi, 163, [2] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: deconstructing La Vie --
Provenance, a cautionary tale --
An invitation --
Last moments --
The artist's studio --
Saint-Lazare --
Casagemas: suicide and the artist as Christ-martyr --
Lovers, models, and fatal women --
Robed woman --
Mirror of despair --
Birdman --
Death and ressurrection --
Issues and interpretations.
Series Title: Cleveland masterwork series, 1.
Responsibility: William H. Robinson.

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'Picasso and the Mysteries of Life' uses new scientific studies of 'La Vie' to examine the artist's working method and the painting's enigmatic subject. Author William H. Robinson reconstructs the  Read more...

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"An original and worthwhile analysis of the painting through unprecedented attention to Picasso s artistic process"Nikki Otten, "Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide" "Uses "La Vie" as a catalyst to shed Read more...

 
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