This three-part talk begins with an overview of Picasso’s entire career, from his remarkable early paintings, through to his radical Cubist experiments and return to a classical style in the 1920s, right up to his politically engaged work and period of renewed energy in his old age. The talk will touch on his restless experimentation and use of various media, including painting, carved sculpture, found objects, engravings, drawings and ceramics. In the second part, we will examine how artists responded to Picasso’s work almost immediately, from the ‘lesser’ Cubists to avant-garde painters in Italy, Germany and England and, perhaps most significantly, the USA. The third section will bring Picasso’s legacy into more recent territory, focusing on how contemporary artists like Maurizio Cattelan, George Condo, Catherine Story and Dana Schutz recycle, parody and assess the seismic importance of the twentieth century’s titanic artistic personality.
This lecture is designed to appeal to both curious beginners and more knowledgeable art-lovers. London Art Studies' events are 'spas for the mind' - a wonderful way to switch off, learn and have fun. They make lovely gift ideas too.
Lecturer: Ben Street
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