One of the world's most famous and intriguing twentieth-century artists, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) produced dramatic works in a variety of styles. Best known as a co-founder of Cubism, he also created pieces in a variety of other styles, some realistic, some Surrealistic, sculptures as well as paintings. Among his best known works are the Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and the unforgettable tribute to the Spanish Civil War Guernica. This book uses original documentation from his archives to trace the life and work of an extraordinary man.
Introduction; Birth: the Young Prodigy, 1881-98; Picasso and Symbolism, 1899-1904; Picasso, Anarchism and the "Els Quatre Gats" Cafe, 1900-03; Clown, Harlequins, Maskers and Musicians, 1903-1905; Picasso and Primitivism: Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, 1906-07; The Coming of Cubism: Picasso's Three Women, 1908-09; Picasso and Braque: Pioneering Cubism, 1910-11; Pasting Papers: Collage, Papier colle and Picasso's Guitar Construction, 1912-14; Modernity and Tradition: The Onset of War, 1914-16; Varying Styles of Cubism, 1916-17; Picasso and the Ballets Russes: Parade, Jean Cocteau and the Influence of Guilluame Apollinaire, 1917; Cubism, Classicism and Commedia dell'Arte, 1918-21: Picasso's Three Musicians; Picasso and Surrealism. La Revolution surrealiste and the Crises in the Painting, Collage and Sculpture of 1924-26; Picasso and Painting in the 1920s; Drawing and Sculpture: The Ballet Mercure and Picasso's Monument to Apollinaire, 1924-28; Comparative Anatomies: Woman in a Garden, 1929-32; The Spectacle of Violence: Guernica and the Spanish Corridas of 1933-37; Classicism Death and Magical Transformations, 1938-48; Picasso's Late Sculpture, 1942-61; Picasso and the Old Masters: Life and Death, 1966-73.