Through The Eyes of Picasso

Through the Eyes of Picasso is a monumental exhibition of the work and collection of Picasso spanning his entire career. This exhibition is only on view in three locations in the US and Canada and marks a special tribute to the savant artist of the 20th century.

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What I love most about this exhibition is it's curation. Not only does the exhibit feature original paintings, drawings, prints, and ceramic work by the artist - but it also outlines his life and career. In addition to his personal work, it also includes a photography collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of this famed artist and also his collection of African and Iberian masks which largely influenced his work.

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Seeing one of his cubist guitar sculptures, which was groundbreaking at the time of creation, was an extraordinary experience. I have only seen one of these sculptures before several years ago at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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Seeing his personal collection of African masks and artifacts side-by-side to his work gave a whole new context into understanding his ouvure. 

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His range of work is astounding, such diversity in his choice of color, medium, stylization, and form.

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The details from his lithographic prints is something that must be experienced in person. His use of form, line, and gesture truly broke the formal tradition of European art.

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Be sure to check out Through The Eyes of Picasso at the Nelson-Atkins of Museum of Art - on display now through April 8, 2018.