Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Who Loves Picasso??: Rare Works Presented by the Art Gallery of Ontario

This exhibit has been going on for months.  The Masterpieces of the Great Pablo Picasso's from the Musee Nationale de Paris have been on display at the AGO and features 147 of the paintings Picasso kept for himself.  

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” —Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)

The website for the Art Gallery of Ontario goes into great detail about the life and work of Picasso during the times when these paintings were created.  Their historical overview of Western Europe in the first half of the 20th century is not overly detailed, but concisely provides context to the viewer.  

It's almost like you're listening to a best-of album where all the songs were selected by the artist himself with no input from fans, critics or record companies.   These were Picasso's paintings for his own enjoyment, not meant for the eyes of the outside world.   This really is an exhibit you should check out before it's gone - it's a once in a lifetime experience - and it's only on until August 26th!!

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