Editor: Christopher George
A richly illustrated monograph account of Pablo Picasso’s complex relationship with Italy and Italian art.
Over 100 years ago Pablo Picasso journeyed to Italy for a few extraordinary weeks in Rome and Naples with Jean Cocteau, Igor Stravinsky and the company of Sergei Djagilev’s Ballet Russes. This trip, so important to the development of Picasso’s art during the post-war years, is the focus of a new, fully illustrated catalogue now out from Skira Editore.
Pablo Picasso: Between Cubism and Classicism 1915-1925 examines Picasso’s production in the years after his experience in Italy and the influence of the iconographic and cultural world to which he’d been introduced. The book focuses on Picasso’s experimentation with different genres, from still-life and portraiture to his playful collages during the Great War and to sophisticated realism during his time with Djagilev. Featuring essays from eminent international Picasso scholars and over 100 works from museums and collections around the world, this richly illustrated monograph offers an examination of the relationships and influences between Italian culture and art and one of the 20th century’s most well- known and respected artists.
Along with documenter photography of Picasso and his friends, candidly capturing this young man during the early 20th Century, casting light on a lost world. We often have the visual image of Picasso as older man in his later life, while this new publication allows us visit and experience via the younger artist via personal photographs, sketches and painting.