Afternoon Salon

Modern Rebels: The Invention of Modernist Painting, from Manet to Cézanne to Picasso

Woman with Mandolin, 1925
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
Oil on canvas
51-3/8 x 38-1/2 in. (130.5 x 97.8 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Museum Purchase
P.1984.2
© 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Modern Rebels: The Invention of Modernist Painting, from Manet to Cézanne to Picasso

Date: Sunday, March 09, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Afternoon Salon

Modernist artists sought to reinstate the painting’s primary condition: "the flat surface, the shape of the support, the properties of the pigment." The pioneering, "modernist" character of Édouard Manet’s realist works, Paul Cézanne’s post-Impressionist paintings and Pablo Picasso’s cubist canvases are the topic of discussion. Consider to what extent these artists’ formal tendencies and choices of subject matter constituted particularly modern practices.


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