Friday, September 21, 2012
Do Say "Hello."
I had the opportunity to preview the Bonjour Picasso! exhibit at the Nelson last night and am dropping in to urge you to do the same. It's a beautiful jewel-box of an exhibit, just the sort of thing that lends itself to a short, but much needed, indulgence.
A combination of drawings, photographs, painting and pottery it gives a glimpse of genius, as if we had a friendly chat with the artist at the corner coffee shop. One photo, in particular, shows a small girl, bent at the waist, trying to take in all that was his studio, jumbled with paintings stacked against the boiserie. I felt the same at the exhibit. Take your glasses; you'll rarely have the opportunity to get so close.
The space is fresh and lively, walls clad in blue inspired by the Mediterranean. It's a great exhibit for children due to the size, the variety of medium and the personal nature of the pictures. Who knew Picasso had a Boxer? Now I do.
Smarter still to attend the Gallery Talk with curator Jan Schall, Friday, November 9th at 7pm. The exhibit, the talk and general admission are, amazingly, free. A bit more information here.
Image, courtesy of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, features Woman with a Mauve Hat, Pablo Picasso, 1939.