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Nude Wringing Her Hair, 1952, by Pablo Picasso.  Private collection.

Picasso Looks at Degas

The Clark

June 13 - September 12, 2010
Clark Museum
225 South St.
Williamstown, Massachusetts
www.clarkart.edu
Focusing on two of the great artists of the modern period, this exhibition explores Pablo Picasso’s lifelong fascination with the life and work of Edgar Degas. This ground-breaking exhibition examines Degas through Picasso’s eyes and the ways his response varied over time from emulation to confrontation and parody to homage. The Clark is the exclusive North American venue for this exhibition which explores the depth of the Spanish artist’s fixation through dramatic pairings and groupings that have never been brought together in this ambitious way. Degas’s In a Café (L’Absinthe) (1873, Musée d’Orsay) is placed alongside Picasso’s Portrait of Sebastià Junyer Vidal (1903, Los Angeles County Museum of Art); Picasso’s oil on canvas The Blue Room (Le Tub) (1901, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC) is paired with The Tub, (c. 1889, Collection Jacques Doucet, Paris), a monotype by Degas that may have served as a prototype; and Picasso’s 1905 portrait of Benedetta Canals (Museu Picasso, Barcelona) is hung beside Degas’s Woman with an Umbrella (c. 1876, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa). The two artists shared a lifelong obsession with women that is seen in portraits of friends and images of singers, ironers, ballet dancers, bathers, and prostitutes. While it is widely acknowledged that these are Degas’s signature themes, all are echoed in Picasso’s work. Usually identified as painters, both Degas and Picasso were innovative sculptors, printmakers, and extraordinary draftsmen, and the exhibition uses the full range of media to examine Picasso’s reaction to the challenge of Degas.
Categories: european art

THIRD THURSDAY: CLOSING PARTY FOR AROUND THE TABLE

San Jose Museum of Art

April 17, 2014
San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market St.
San Jose, California
http://www.sanjosemuseumofart.org/event/third-thursday-closing-party-around-table

Photo courtesy: Unidentified photographer, Three Men with Fish and Lobster, tintype, ca.  1890.  [Wm.  B.  Becker Collection/PhotographyMuseum.com]

Daguerre’s American Legacy: Photographic Portraits (1840-1900) from the Wm. B. Becker Collection

MIT Museum

April 18 - January 4, 2014
MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts
http://arts.mit.edu

RSVP at http://river.lifeisartfest.org

Life Is Art presents River Of Art #13 Showcase and Networker

Life Is Art

April 22, 2014
Burger & Beer Joint
1766 Bay Road
Miami Beach, Florida
http://river.lifeisartfest.org

Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

Palm Beach Show Group

April 24-28, 2014
Navy Pier
Festival Hall A
Chicago, Illinois
www.ChicagoSpringShow.com

On Bell Towers and Borders, Perspective, and the Picturesque: Aspects of Landscape in France, 1850-1900

Saint Louis Art Museum

April 24, 2014
Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, Missouri
www.slam.org

Impressionist France: Visions of nation from Le Gray to Monet Symposium

Saint Louis Art Museum

April 24-26, 2014
Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive
St. Louis, Missouri
www.slam.org

Pop-Up Opera

April 24, 2014
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

Tamen - Seven Fairies - 七仙女, Oil on canvas, 80x100cm, 2013

Outside Within: New Works by Tamen

Art+ Shanghai Gallery

April 25 - June 29, 2014


Off The Wall

April 26, 2014
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

This very rare Weller Brighton Dodo, one of only a dozen or so known, will be sold April 26th.

Dirk Soulis Auctions

Dirk Soulis Auctions

April 26, 2014
Dirk Soulis Auctions
529 W. Lone Jack-Lee's Summit Rd.
Lone Jack, Missouri
http://www.dirksoulisauctions.com

Spring Masters

Spring Masters, New York

The Spring Show NYC is Recast as Spring Masters, New York, With Focus on Traditional Art in Contemporary Setting

April 30 - May 4, 2014
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue & 67th Street
New York, New York
http://www.springmastersny.com