Picasso Perfection…

Head 1907
Head 1907

Recently, an exquisite exhibit of Picasso Sculpture opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Head 1907
Head 1907

Last week I perused the stellar exhibit. Although Picasso is most famously known as a painter, his sculptures included some of the most innovative and revolutionary art of the era.

Being a member I was able to sneak in at 9:30am and the museum was relatively empty until a UN delegation stampede occurred, blocking all access. Fortunately, I was on my way out.

A picture says a 1,000 words so I am going to allow Picasso’s work to speak for itself.

The Jester 1905
The Jester 1905
Kneeling Woman Combing Her Hair 1906
Kneeling Woman Combing Her Hair 1906
Head of a Woman 1909
Head of a Woman 1909

The show is broken down into periods. The first being Early Works and the First Cubist Sculptures 1902-1909.

Figure 1908
Figure 1908

Fortunately, I have had the pleasure of viewing many of the sculptures at the newly renovated Picasso Museum in Paris as well as the small Picasso Museum in Antibes, France.

Guitar 1914 Sheet metal and wire.
Guitar 1914 Sheet metal and wire.
Glass of Absinthe 1914
Glass of Absinthe 1914

The second room features Sculpture From the Cubist Years 1912-1915.

Seated Woman 1929
Seated Woman 1929
Woman In The Garden 1929-30
Woman In The Garden 1929-30

Moving onward to the Monument to Apollinaire 1927-1931.

Hand 1932
Hand 1932
Head of a Woman 1932
Head of a Woman 1932
Bust of a Woman 1931
Bust of a Woman 1931
Head of a Woman 1931
Head of a Woman 1931
Head of a Woman 1931
Head of a Woman 1931

My favorite room is the Boisgeloup Sculpture Studio 1930-32.

Woman With Vase 1933
Woman With Vase 1933
Woman Carrying A Vase 1935, Figure 1938
Woman Carrying A Vase 1935, Figure 1938
Head of a Warrior 1933
Head of a Warrior 1933

This flowed into the Boisgeloup Sculpture 1933-1937.

Death's Head 1941
Death’s Head 1941
Man with a Lamb 1943
Man with a Lamb 1943
Woman in a Long Dress 1943
Woman in a Long Dress 1943

Another fabulous display was in the War Years 1939-1945.

Flowers in a Vase 1951-53
Flowers in a Vase 1951-53
Insect 1951
Insect 1951

Flowing into Vallauris Ceramics and Assemblages 1945-1953

She-Goat 1950
She-Goat 1950
Woman with a Baby Carriage 1950-1954
Woman with a Baby Carriage 1950-1954

The second to last room represents Valllauris and Cannes Assemblages 1952-1958

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Closing it out is the Sheet Metal Sculptures 1954-1964

The Picasso Sculpture Exhibit is stunning. Don’t miss out. This remarkable show is on until February 7th, 2016.

Picasso Sculpture Museum of Modern Art. 11 West 53rd Street. Museum Hours: Monday -Thursday, Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-5:30pm, Friday10:30 am – 8:00 pm. Friday Free after 4pm. Exhibit-September 14th, 2015 – February 7th, 2016.

3 Comments

  1. wish I lived closer…looks wonderful.thanks for putting online!

  2. Thank you for sharing such spectacular demonstration of extreme modern Art.

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