Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. This important new monograph, released to mark the 50th anniversary of the artist's death, presents Picasso's unparalleled achievements in all media: painting, sculpture, drawings and prints.
Art historian and curator Pepe Karmel offers a fresh analysis of this great master for a 21st-century audience, viewing Picasso's work through the lens of art rather than biography. He shows how Picasso's style, which evolved over seven decades, introduced visual languages and narratives that transformed modern art.
Arranged chronologically by themes and movements, Looking at Picasso is richly illustrated with well-known paintings, such as the provocative Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and his monumental Guernica, in which he protests the horror of war; these are accompanied by numerous lesser-known works, including Picasso's bold sculptures and his animated reinterpretation of Velazquez's 17th-century masterpiece Las Meninas.
This engaging book will appeal to art lovers curious about Picasso's career and anyone interested in modern art.
Title: Looking at Picasso
Author: Pepe Karmel
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Size: 220 x 286 x 27 mm
Size: 200 pages
Weight: 1360 grams