Pablo Picasso is incredibly influential in the history of twentieth-century art, and his pieces will be in Atlanta very soon!
The High Museum of Art is the Southeast’s leading art museum and home to a renowned collection of historical and contemporary art, special exhibitions, and celebrated architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.
A touring exhibition of works from Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso is at the museum this Summer. The artists are two of the foremost figures in the history of twentieth-century art.
The exhibit debuted last year at the Musée national Picasso-Paris, and presents more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, and works on paper spanning Calder’s and Picasso’s careers. The carefully curated pieces will reveal the radical innovation and enduring influence of their art.
Conceived by the artists’ grandsons, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and Alexander S. C. Rower, and organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the exhibition focuses on the artists’ exploration of abstraction.
Calder’s early wire figures, paintings, drawings, and revolutionary nonobjective mobiles, stabiles, and standing mobiles are integrated throughout the exhibition with profoundly inventive works by Picasso in every media. The juxtapositions are insightful, surprising, and challenging, demonstrating the striking innovations these great artists introduced through their ceaseless reexamination of form, line, and space.
The High Museum are also showcasing their extensive collection of women photographers in a special exhibition. It’s definitely one not to miss!
The Calder and Picasso exhibit opened at the High Museum on June 26, running through until September 19, 2021.
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