Tag Archives: Pablo Picasso

Nijinsky

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes at the NGA until the 6th October

By K. Mitchell Snow Dance provided the verb that animated the nouns of Serge Diaghilev’s first loves — music and art — and moved him onto the center of the world stage at the beginnings of the twentieth century.  As dance historian Lynn Garafola puts it, Diaghilev “made dance a crossroads of the contemporary.” Diaghilev […]

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Pablo Picasso at MFA Houston until the 27th May

By Richard P. Townsend We all know the saying about “truth in advertising,” and in truth Picasso Black and White, the exhibition recently at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (where I viewed it) and currently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is not quite what it says it is… It is an important retrospective […]

Master Drawings in New York through January 2013

New York is at this moment the happy, temporary home to a combined collection of master drawings that would be the envy of the greatest drawings cabinets from London and Paris to Amsterdam and Berlin. Sheets by Mantegna, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne and Matisse—to name only a few of […]

Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

By Richard P. Townsend There are a lot of moving parts to the exhibition Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape, an international loan show organized by the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Tate Modern, London; and the National Gallery of Art (now at the latter venue for its final showing until the 12th August 2012). While […]