Book Review: Musée Picasso Paris by Anne Baldassari
Anne Baldassari, former President of the Musée Picasso Paris, presents this comprehensive volume covering all aspects of Picasso’s artistic career, from self-portraits to sculpture to photography, as well as an extensive chronology of his life.
The Musée Picasso Paris houses the most impressive collection of Picasso’s works ever assembled. While it is primarily devoted to his paintings, there are also sections dedicated to sculpture, ceramics, photography, drawing and etching.
This expansive book features 360 specially commissioned photographs of Picasso’s greatest works and includes the history of the 4,500-room Hotel Salé, where the collection resides. Structured chronologically, the compendious volume spans the entire career of the formidable artist and the full spectrum of his art, tracing the evolution of his work through 10 phases, from the Blue period (1901-04) to the portrait of The Young Painter (1972), which he painted the year prior to his death.
Musée Picasso Paris by Anne Baldassari, published by Flammarion
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