Picasso by Robin Langley Sommer

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Picasso is one of the most original and creative artists of the twentieth century, innovative throughout his long career, his work shows a mastery of many different techniques, but always carries an emotional impact and always bears the stamp of his own individual style.

A master of the traditional forms of art, Picasso quickly absorbed the impressionist influences of the Paris school, exemplified by works such as The Embrace in the Streetand In the Dressing Room. Toulouse-Lautrec's influence is also apparent in the haunting attitudes of despair which characterize his "Blue Period". The life-affirming circus scenes of his "Rose Period" have lighter, softer lines, and paintings such as The Actor are relaxed, even mellow.

Picassogives an outline of the artist's life, essential to understanding his complex work, and over 120 of Picasso's most famous and important works are illustrated in full color. With its informative but accessible text and lavish illustrations, this impressive volume vividly brings to life the paintings of one of the greatest names in the history of modern art.


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Published October 28, 1988 by Bison Books. 192 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography.