The Art Institute of Chicago was the first American museum to exhibit works by Pablo Picasso (1881Ã¢ÂÂ1973) when it hosted the Armory Show in February 1913. Published to commemorate this landmark event in the history of avant-garde European art, Picasso and Chicago will also accompany the Art InstituteÃ¢ÂÂs first large-scale Picasso exhibition in almost 30 years.
This handsome catalogue presents one hundred of PicassoÃ¢ÂÂs finest works, including Mother and Child (1921), Head of a Woman (Fernande) (1909), Woman Washing Her Feet (1944), and The Frugal Meal (1904). The artworks survey PicassoÃ¢ÂÂs extensive material experimentations, and subjects that are emblematic of the artist, including the emotive individuals of his Blue and Rose periods, the faceted faces and still-life objects of his Cubist years, and the monumental personages from his post-World War II production. An illustrated chronology documents notable exhibitions and acquisitions and outlines PicassoÃ¢ÂÂs varied contributions to a city that has enthusiastically collected his art for the past century.
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