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Picasso and Things: The Still Lifes of Picasso

June 9–August 30, 1992

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), widely regarded as the greatest artist of this century, consistently turned to the genre of still life throughout his long and amazingly varied career. This exhibition of over 100 paintings, reliefs, constructions, collages, drawings, and sculptures from museums and private collections throughout the world is the first to focus on Picasso's extraordinary contribution to still life. Works range in date from 1901 to 1969, in size from tiny to monumental, in medium from traditional oil paint to revolutionary "found objects," and in mood from dark pessimism to exuberant sexual fantasy. Picasso conceived of still life as metaphor. History, love, the bullfight, war, loneliness, professional rivalries, childhood memories -- all are reflected in his infinitely varied still lifes.


The Cleveland Museum of Art
The Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Reunion des Musees Nationaux, Paris


Cleveland Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais

Main Building


United Technologies Corporation
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities
Continental Airlines
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The Women's Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Ann Temkin
William H. Robinson
Jean Sutherland Boggs
Marie-Laure Bernadac

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