Course Description

Delve into the rich artistic journey of Pablo Picasso through the collection of the Museé National Picasso in Paris, the world's largest dedicated to Picasso. Explore Picasso's diverse artistic phases, from his early years as a student in Spain to the revolutionary shifts of his Blue and Rose Periods, Cubism, Neo-Classicism, and Surrealism. Examine Picasso's relationships with fellow artists like George Braque and Henri Matisse and uncover the autobiographical layers in his work. Through this immersive study, gain profound insights into Picasso's legacy and his significant impact on the art world.

Course Outline

This class is part one of a two-part series and will cover Picasso's earliest surviving works: from his academic pieces produced under the guidance of his father Jose Ruiz, through the 1920s and his revival of the classical tradition. Please register for part two separately


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