This comprehensive tome covers all aspects of Picasso's artistic career, from self- portraits to sculpture to photography, and features an extensive chronology.
The Musée Picasso Paris houses the most impressive collection of Picasso’s works ever assembled. Structured chronologically, this compendious volume spans the artist’s career, tracing the evolution of his art through ten phases, from the Blue Period (1901–04) to the portrait of The Young Painter (1972), which he finished in his penultimate year. Primarily devoted to Picasso’s paintings, the book also explores his work in sculpture, ceramic, photography, drawing, and etching.
Featuring 360 specially commissioned photographs of Picasso’s greatest works, the history of the 4,500-room museum, critical analysis by the museum’s experts, an extensive biography of Picasso’s life, and photographs of the artist, this compact edition, previously published as Picasso’s Masterpieces, is an essential resource. This chunky paperback edition is beautifully produced and features a debossed reproduction of Picasso’s Bull’s Head, a vertical band, and a tuxedo-strip detail along the page trim. Covers in three color variations—turquoise, red, or yellow—are shipped at random.
About The Author
Anne Baldassari was president of the Musée Picasso Paris from 2005–14.