Paperback Picasso portraits / Elizabeth Cowling.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1855147602 9781855147607 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2016.
Published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 6th October 2016-5th February 2017 and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 16th March-25th June 2017.
From first to last, Picasso's prime subject was the human figure and portraiture remained a favourite genre. His earliest portraits were done from life and reveal a precocious ability to catch likeness and suggest character and state of mind. By 1900 Picasso was producing portraits of astonishing variety and thereafter they reflected the full range of his innovative styles - symbolist, cubist, neoclassical, surrealist, expressionist. But however extreme his departure from representational conventions, Picasso never wholly abandoned drawing from the sitter or ceased producing portraits of classic beauty and naturalism.
256 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm