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Picasso's Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition

Picasso's Drawings, 1890-1921, which accompanied an exhibition held at The Frick Collection from October 4, 2011 through January 8, 2012, and at The National Gallery of Art in February, 2012 follows the dazzling development of the artist's drawing practice from the precocious academic exercises of his youth to his renewal of classicism in his virtuoso output of the early 1920s. A selection of more than seventy works on paper, with extended entries, highlights his stylistic experiments and techniques during this roughly thirty-year period, which begins and ends in a classical mode and encompasses his most radical innovations. Discussions of Picasso's style, sources, and techniques demonstrate how drawing served as an essential means of invention and discovery for the artist.


Susan Grace Galassi and Marilyn McCully


The Frick Collection, New York and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London

Softcover, 9 x 11 in., 224 pages, 200 color illustrations
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