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Author Rubin, William, 1927-2006.

Title Picasso and portraiture : representation and transformation / edited by William Rubin ; with essays by Anne Baldassari, Pierre Daix, Michael C. Fitzgerald, Brigitte Léal, Marilyn McCully, Robert Rosenblum, William Rubin, Hélène Seckel, and Kirk Varnedoe
Edition First edition
Published New York : The Museum of Modern Art, distributed by Harry N. Abrahams, 1996
New York , New York : The Museum of Modern Art, [1996]
Harry N. Abrams, Inc


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Description 496 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits. (some colour) ; 32 cm
Contents Includes index of illustrations
Summary "Portraiture has managed to flourish in modern painting in spite of the popularization of photography, the decline of traditional patronage, and modernism's increasing emphasis on abstraction. However problematic modern styles have been for representational art, painters have continued to discover new possibilities in the imaging of the human face. This book explores the challenge of the modernist portrait through the multiple solutions proposed by its foremost protagonist and, in so doing, becomes the first volume ever published on the subject of Picasso and portraiture. The hundreds of works reproduced here - most of them unfamiliar, some virtually unknown - demonstrate the remarkable range of Picasso's experimentation in all its stylistic and psychological diversity." "The book opens with an authoritative, broad-ranging essay by William Rubin; the nine essays that follow - all by major contemporary scholars and critics - examine different periods and aspects of Picasso's career and clarify personal relationships between the artist and his subjects. It closes with an essay by Mr. Rubin on the late portraits. Numerous photographs, some never before published and many by outstanding photographers, present the portrait subjects as seen through the eye of the camera." "This book, published to accompany a major exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, opening in April 1996, no doubt will long remain the definitive work on its subject."--Jacket
Notes "Organized by William Rubin ... in collaboration with the Musée Picasso, Paris"--T.p. verso
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 28 April - 17 September 1996, and the Grand Palais, Paris, October 1996 - January 1997
Bibliography Includes index of illustrations
Subject Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 -- Exhibitions.
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France) -- Exhibitions.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Exhibitions.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Exhibitions.
Portrait painting -- Spain -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Portrait painting, French -- Exhibitions.
Portrait painting, Spanish -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Portraits, Spanish -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Baldassari, Anne, contributor
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973, artist
Rubin, William, 1927-2006, editor
Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France), host institution
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution
Picasso and Portraiture : Representation and Transformation (Exhibition) (1996-1997 : Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
LC no. 96075061
ISBN 0810961601