Extended until 9 April 2016
On the occasion of the opening of two exhibitions at Musée Picasso in Paris, "Picasso. Sculptures" and "Miquel Barceló. Sol y sombra", French art publishing house and gallery Cahiers d'Art is pleased to extend the exhibition and presentation of the latest issue of the Cahiers d’Art revue. They are both entitled "Picasso: in the Studio" and are devoted to Pablo Picasso and the various techniques in which the artist was most profilic.
The exhibition and the issue offer an exceptional close look at the artist in his studio as you have never seen him.
Picasso in his Le Fournas studio at Vallauris, 26 June 1953
© Edward Quinn Archives
Picasso painting a gothic pitcher, Madoura, Vallauris, 1953
© Yves Manciet
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EXHIBITION PICASSO: IN THE STUDIO
The exhibition illustrates the way in which Picasso worked in the various studios and highlights his practices and numerous techniques. It provides a captivating and unique perspective of the environment in which he developed his work through rare and previously unpublished photographs. Thus, the viewer discovers the artist’s sculpture studio in Boisgeloup in 1931-1932 through remarkable photographs from the Archives Olga Ruiz-Picasso (courtesy Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte). The viewer is then invited to discover Picasso in the Madoura ceramics studio, photographed by Yves Manciet between 1948 and 1953, his Le Fournas studio in Vallauris captured by the lens of Edward Quinn in 1953 and his home and studio in Mougins where Lee Miller photographed the presentation of the tapestry Femmes à leur toilette.
On the occasion of the exhibition, a selection of important publications and books on Pablo Picasso written by Christian Zervos and published by Cahiers d'Art between 1936 and 1970 will be presented. These publications include Œuvres de 1930 à 1935, Carnet de Dessins (Royan), "Céramiques de Picasso", in Cahiers d'Art, Vol.23, 1948 or Avignon 1970 - Picasso 1969-1970 and of course, the renowned Pablo Picasso by Christian Zervos. Catalogue of works, 1895–1972 (33 vols.) “The Zervos”.
HIGHLIGHTS OF CAHIERS D'ART SPECIAL ISSUE, PICASSO: IN THE STUDIO
This special issue of the revue reveals rare and previously unpublished photographs illustrating the artist in his studio and the work itself in progress. Through this rich and detailed exploration of the artists practice, the issue highlights both the creative process and artist’s gesture.
Cécile Godefroy and Vérane Tasseau are guest editors for the issue. It is comprised of seven chapters, each devoted to a particular technique examined through rare photographs of the artist in his studios alongside texts by noted historians such as Elizabeth Cowling, Cécile Godefroy, Ann Hindry, Brigitte Leal, Marilyn McCully and Vérane Tasseau.
Each chapter is followed by an interview with contemporary artists such as Miquel Barceló, George Condo, Sheila Hicks, William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo, and Tatiana Trouvé who have been invited to comment on the related technique in Picasso’s work, and in their own work as well as on their relationship to the artist.
The revue also highlights Picasso’s relationship with former Cahiers d'Art publisher Christian Zervos through the reproduction of key articles on Picasso published during the artist’s lifetime.