Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Picasso's Sculpture


Issue 11 of the Tate Papers, the Tate Gallery`s online research journal, has provided this illustrated technical study of Picasso`s construction `Still Life' 1914, published in the Spring of 2009. Although curator's have published technical studies on Picasso's paintings little attention has been paid to his early sculptures. Although Picasso made around a dozen sculptures at this time, this was the only one shown publicly during his lifetime and analysis of this work has provided insights into his working method. This article explores Picasso's use of unconventional materials and carefully managed his technique to accentuate his abandonment of traditional craft.
Link: http://www.tate.org.uk/research/tateresearch/tatepapers/09spring/jackie-heuman.shtm
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