Picasso Black and White examines the artist’s lifelong exploration of a black-and-white leitmotiv through some 110 paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. Picasso continued the tradition of engaging the color black that had been employed throughout a centuries-long history of Spanish painting by artists such as Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Goya.
The extraordinary complexity and power of these expressive artworks appears throughout Picasso’s oeuvre: his Blue and Rose periods, his investigations into Cubism and Surrealism, studies for his celebrated painting Guernica, and the powerful paintings of his last years.
Hardcover. 224 pages.