“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not” Pablo Picasso
In celebration of Pace’s fifth anniversary in Palo Alto, the gallery is pleased to present a chronological survey of Pablo Picasso. The first ever Picasso exhibit in the city, Seeing Picasso: Maker of the Modern focuses on the artist’s many innovations and protean practice. Ceaselessly creating art for over seven decades, Picasso shattered artistic conventions in the pursuit of revolutionary styles and formal strategies. This exhibition, spanning the late 1890s to the early 1970s, highlights Picasso’s key breakthrough moments, which catalyzed a number of artistic movements and styles of the modern era. It showcases over thirty-five masterpieces in a range of media—paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and ceramics—from each stage of Picasso’s highly prolific career, including his early Blue Period, reinterpretations of African and Oceanic forms, groundbreaking invention of Cubism, and experimentation with Surrealism and early Neo-Expressionism. Seeing Picasso: Maker of the Modern reveals that Picasso—perhaps more than any artist—not only channeled the zeitgeist of the 20th century but also significantly altered the course of modern art.
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Image: Pablo Picasso, Tête d’homme au béret, 1971, oil on canvas, 31-7/8″ × 25-9/16″ (81 cm × 65 cm) framed, 39-15/16″ × 33-11/16″ × 2-3/8″ (101.5 cm × 85.5 cm × 6.1 cm), Private Collection © 2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York