Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, believed that "work would keep him alive." A gifted painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer, Picasso produced an enormous body of work that spanned decades.
Picasso: Experimentation, Change and the Great War examines his art in the years leading up to, and including, World War I. During this period, Picasso continued to work in the bold, abstract Cubist style for which he is best known, while introducing a more traditional, classical mode of representation as well. His shifts in style during this fertile period are represented in the exhibition through Cubist paintings, delicate naturalistic drawings, and quasi-classical images. Simonetta Fraquelli, a Milan-based scholar of early 20th-century art, is the curator of the exhibition. Presented by Columbus Museum of Art in partnership with the Barnes Foundation.