Picasso Black and White is the first exhibition to explore the remarkable use of black and white throughout the Spanish artist’s prolific career. Claiming that color weakens, Pablo Picasso purged it from his work in order to highlight the formal structure and autonomy of form inherent in his art. His repeated minimal palette correlates to his obsessive interest in line and form, drawing, and monochromatic and tonal values, while developing a complex language of pictorial and sculptural signs. The recurrent motif of black, white, and gray is evident in his Blue and Rose periods, pioneering investigations into Cubism, neoclassical figurative paintings, and retorts to Surrealism. Even in his later works that depict the atrocities of war, allegorical still lifes, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and his sensual canvases created during his twilight years, he continued to apply a reduction of color.

Last days! …. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this magnificent exhibition!

October 5, 2012–January 23, 2013

1-5-2013 1-13-04 PMPablo Picasso, Marie-Thérèse, Face and Profile (Marie-Thérèse, face et profil),Paris, 1931

1-5-2013 1-16-25 PMPablo Picasso, Bust of a Woman, Arms Raised (Buste de femme, les bras levés),Dinard, summer 1922

1-5-2013 1-15-30 PMPablo Picasso, Head of a Horse, Sketch for Guernica (Tête de cheval, étude pour Guernica), Grands-Augustins, Paris, May 2, 1937

1-5-2013 1-17-10 PM Pablo Picasso, Man, Woman, and Child (Homme, femme et enfant), Paris, fall 1906

1-5-2013 1-19-53 PM Pablo Picasso, Woman Ironing (La repasseuse), Bateau-Lavoir, Paris, spring 1904

1-5-2013 1-21-31 PMPablo Picasso, Still Life with Blood Sausage (Nature morte au boudin),Grands-Augustins, Paris, May 10, 1941

1-5-2013 1-22-17 PM Pablo Picasso, The Rape of the Sabines (L’enlèvement des Sabines), Mas Notre-Dame-de-Vie, Mougins, November 2–4, 1962

1-5-2013 1-24-30 PM Pablo Picasso, Accordionist (L’accordéoniste), Céret, summer 1911

1-5-2013 1-22-56 PM Pablo Picasso, Bust of a Woman (Marie-Thérèse) (Buste de femme [Marie-Thérèse]), Boisgeloup, 1931