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The Picasso Project, with the approval of the Picasso estate, is producing a chronological black-and-white photographic catalog of the artist's works. Directed by Picasso scholar Chipp until his recent death, the project promises to consolidate and authenticate all the paintings, watercolors, drawings, and sculpture produced from 1885 to 1973 in a gradually released series. Being made available in 1995 and 1996, the first nine volumes trace the period on which the least has been published: Picasso's post-Cubist years from 1917 to 1949. Until now the catalog used most frequently has been the one Christian Zervos began in the 1930s. While this catalog added supplements to its original core as new works by Picasso were documented, the Picasso Project benefits from its chronological arrangement; grouping the works together allows the variation, sequence, and development to be seen. The groupings also show how Picasso drew from life, his imagination, and the works of other artists ranging from Ingres to Matisse to Dufy. Each book contains a short but informative chronology of Picasso's life referring to the illustrations that follow. While the chronology reduces Picasso to human scale, the black-and-white illustrations, which make up the bulk of each book, show his monumental powers. Large enough for identification and easy to thumb through, the photographs are placed three or four to a page and are all approximately the same size. Each entry includes the work's title in English and French, the dimensions, the Zervos catalog number, the Musee Picasso number, and/or the abbreviation for works cited in the bibliography, which include literary references. The catalog numbers for each illustration are easily followed, and the running heads provide location and season (e.g., "Paris, Winter, 1920"). Exact dates and provenance are not always recorded, but after Spring 1928, the dates appear more regularly. Additionally, the books include a concordance to Zervos and Musee Picasso. For a catalogue raisonee of the graphic works, one would need to consult George Bloch and, for the ceramics, Alain Ramie. Joseph Palau i Fabre's partly color catalog covers the early years from 1881 to 1907. (These books are also published by Alan Wofsy.) For their authenticity, organization, and completeness, the Picasso Project catalogs will be invaluable to collectors, students, curators, and researchers on Picasso and 20th-century art and should be made available in art schools, comprehensive collections, and special art book libraries. The next five volumes, covering 1930-49, will be released in the coming months.
Ellen Bates, New York
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descripción Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1556602332
Descripción Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P111556602332
Descripción Alan Wofsy Fine Arts 1996/2007, San Francisco, California, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: new. First edition/second printing. ISBN:1556602332. [Folio] 248p. ill.(b/w & col.) .) overview. chron. biblio. concordances to Zervos, the Musee Picasso, Paris, the Museo Picasso, Barcelona and other standard reference works. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. SHIPS WORLDWIDE* SECURELY PACKAGED* FULLY INSURED*. Nº de ref. de la librería 105947
Descripción Alan Wofsy Fine Arts. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1556602332 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.1573293
Descripción Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1995. Cloth Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. New Excellent Book. The Picasso Project. A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue. Cloth in dust-jacket. 248 pp. Illustrated. This volume is part of the Picasso Project series, the most comprehensive catalogues of the master's work. The first catalogues appeared in 1995 and there will soon be 20 volumes covering 78 years of Picasso's 91-year lifespan. Subsequent catalogues will complete the project. Each volume contains an overview introduction and a chronology of the period. Each entry contains titles in English and French (Spanish and Catalan for the early years); date and place of creation, when known; dimensions of the work; location of the collection which owns the work, if public; selected publications in which the work has been illustrated; a bibliography of works that are cited; and concordances to Zervos, the Musée Picasso, Paris, the Museo Picasso, Barcelona and other standard reference works. Nº de ref. de la librería 010710
Descripción Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1556602332