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The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian Smee
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Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic Sebastian Smee tells the fascinating story of four pairs of artists—Manet and Degas, Picasso and Matisse, Pollock and de Kooning, Freud and Bacon—whose fraught, competitive friendships spurred them to new creative heights. Rivalry is at the heart of some of the most famous and fruitful relationships ...more
Picasso Sculpture by Luise Mahler, Virginie Perdrisot, Rebecca Lowery
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Published in conjunction with the first large-scale retrospective of Picasso's sculpture in the US since The Museum of Modern Art's historic show of 1967, Picasso Sculpture is a sweeping survey of the artist's profoundly innovative and influential work in three dimensions. Over the course of his long career, Picasso devoted ...more
In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art by Sue Roe
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A lively and deeply researched group biography of the vibrant figures who invented modernist art in bohemian Paris at the dawn of the twentieth century   When the young Pablo Picasso first arrived in Paris in 1900, the most progressive young artists all lived and worked in the seedy hillside ...more
Picasso by Philippe Dagen
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Art critic and scholar Philippe Dagen approaches Picasso as a subject through a series of questions. What does it mean to be an artist in the twentieth century? What does it mean to be an artist in the time of newspapers and museums, in a time when the art market ...more
Who Was Pablo Picasso? by True Kelley
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Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating it into art. A restless genius, he went through a blue period, a rose period, and a Cubist phase. He made collages, sculptures out of everyday objects, and beautiful ceramic plates. True Kelley's engaging ...more
Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time by
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Examining the artistic development of Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera, two towering figures in the world of modern art, this generously illustrated book tells an intriguing story of ambition, competition, and how the ancient world inspired their most important work. Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time explores the artistic dialogue ...more
Color the Classics: The Art Institute of Chicago (Adult Coloring Books) by Art Institute of Chicago
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Color the Classics lets you put your own creative spin on 30 masterpieces―including Grant Wood's American Gothic and Claude Monet's Water Lilies―that are part of the Art Institute of Chicago's vast collection. Create your own work of art by replicating the classics or add your own creative flair to masterpieces ...more
Picasso Portraits by Elizabeth Cowling
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Picasso's portraits are matched to his fluctuating social circles in this look at the maestro's evolution From the beginning of his career until its end, Pablo Picasso’s prime subject was the human figure, and portraiture remained a favorite genre for the artist. Picasso’s portraiture reflected the full range of his innovative ...more
A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906 by John Richardson
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As he magnificently combines meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, Richardson draws on his close friendship with Picasso, his own diaries, the collaboration of Picasso's widow Jacqueline, and unprecedented access to Picasso's studio and papers to arrive at a profound understanding of the artist and his work. 800 photos. ...more
Collage Techniques: A Guide for Artists and Illustrators by Gerald Brommer
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One of many exhilarating artistic developments that took place during the early twentieth century, the fine art medium of collage emerged from the cubist gluing and pasting explorations of Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso. As a result of its experimental genesis, collage has continued to serve not only as a ...more
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