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.


mary said...

I wish The Nelson weren't so far. Happy to see that you are back once more.

Karena said...

Patricia I am so excited that the Nelson is featuring this amazing exhibit on Picasso's works. I will attend as soon as possible!

Art by Karena

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