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"Picasso: the Artist's Studio - Opened Yesterday in Cleveland"
2001-10-28 until 2002-01-06
Cleveland Museum of Art
This exhibition is devoted to the theme of the artists studio in the work of Pablo Picasso. Approximately 36 paintings and 9 drawings will demonstrate the central place of this theme in Picassos work and present the remarkable variety of ways in which he explored the artists studio through portraiture, still lifes, interiors, landscapes, and allegories of artists at work. For Picasso, the studio was the crossroads of all that occured in his life and contemporary society.
Only visitors to the Cleveland showing of Picasso: The Artists Studio will have the opportunity to experience a gallery exploring how Picassos working methods are revealed through x-radiography, infrared reflectography, and other forms of scientific analysis.
This gallery highlights what current conservation techniques have revealed about two Picasso paintings belonging to the Cleveland Museum of Art: La Vie , on view in an earlier gallery of the exhibition, and Harlequin with Violin (Si Tu Veux), a major Cubist work of 1918, on view in the permanent collection galleries.
Also featured in the gallery is a large, high-resolution interactive display. Visitors to the exhibition can use this system to study conservation techniques and discover for themselves the many mysteries locked within Picassos La Vie.
Web visitors will find information on Clevelands groundbreaking work in this field, as well as similar work being done at musems across the world in the section of this Web feature entitled Understanding Picasso Through Conservation.(UPTC).
The Sculptor, December 7, 1931
Oil on plywood
Musée National Picasso, Paris