Vollard suite picasso british museum
Picasso: The Complete Vollard Suite Prints by Stephen CoppelPublished to accompany the exhibition at the British Museum in 2012 with a preface from Neil MacGregor, this remarkable book explores Picassos most important group of etchings, the Vollard Suite. Created between 1930 and 1937, a period in which the artist became immersed in sculpture, the suite reveals key themes - the classical world, its sculpture and myths - as topics which preoccupied Picasso and influenced much of his work. The etchings are presented together with sculptural objects from the British Museums unique collection, as well as documentary photographs of the artist, his lover and model Marie-Therese Walter, and the greatest avant-garde Paris art dealer and print publisher of his day, Ambroise Vollard, from whom the suite takes its name. This is the first substantial publication of Picassos Vollard Suite in over thirty years, stunningly reproduced from specially commissioned new photography.
Musée National Picasso Paris, Picasso Museum
Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite, British Museum
The British Museum is showing off a spectacular new acquisition: Picasso's most famous sequence of etchings, never before exhibited and in mint condition, and described by the museum's director, Neil MacGregor, as "a walk inside Picasso's mind — or other body parts". Stephen Coppel, curator of the modern section of the museum's prints and drawings collection, put one on show at a small private viewing for patrons and benefactors with a caption saying it had taken the museum 30 years to collect that handful, and that it hoped one day to own the whole series. Three months later he got an email from one of the guests, Hamish Parker, a City fund manager, saying he might be able to help. Vollard's death in a car crash and the outbreak of the second world war prevented the publication of a planned book, and the etchings sat in a warehouse for years until they were acquired by the dealer Henri Petiet. The British Museum's edition, the only complete set in a British public museum, was acquired directly from Petiet's heirs. Picasso began the sequence in a dazzle of lust for his muse and mistress Marie Therese Walter, who was 17 when he picked her up outside a Paris department store.
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Pablo Picasso's greatest achievement of the s was his painting Guernica — right? Picasso's masterpiece of the s is the Vollard Suite , a series of etchings that lay bare his imagination and his creative energy like nothing else he ever did. If every painting by Picasso were to vanish, and only this series of prints survived, his genius would still be obvious from this work alone.
The suite, consisting of 97 etchings and 3 portraits named after dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard, was engraved between and and is viewable in room 90 of the museum. This is the first time the set has been publicly unified for exhibition. The Vollard Suite portrays five major themes and three portraits of Vollard himself, all engraved over the course of seven years. From The Suite Vollard B. They remained in a warehouse until Henri Petiet acquired them when he purchased the estate of Ambroise Vollard.
The Vollard Suite is a set of etchings in the neoclassical style by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso , produced from Named for the art dealer who commissioned them, Ambroise Vollard , the suite is in a number of museums, and individual etchings from the suite are collectible. More than sets were created, but many were broken up and the prints sold separately. Picasso worked extensively on the set in the spring of , and completed the suite in A exhibition of the suite in Madrid was attacked by a paramilitary group, the Guerrilleros del Christo Rey Warriors of Christ the King who tore the pictures and poured acid over the prints. The group attacked things associated with Spanish exiles like Picasso who aligned themselves with the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War .