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Talk on Picasso

From: Chantal-Helen Thuer <c_thur<-at->
Date: Monday, November 30, 2009
The ICON Paintings Group invite you to a talk given by Marilyn
McCully, American art historian and exhibition organizer

Picasso, Materials, and Antibes
ICON Office
1 London Bridge
London SE1 9BG
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
6.30pm prompt

Tickets:  ICON members:  UKP5, non- members: UKP10

To be sure your name is on the security list at the door please
register no later than Monday, 1 March 2010, telling us if you are
an ICON member.

RSVP

    FinnClare<-at->aol<.>com
    Clare Finn
    +44 20 7937 1895

Refreshments will be served

Picasso's activity in Antibes, over a period of several months in
1946, had a number of important consequences for his subsequent
artistic practice. From the point of view of materials, he turned
the lack of availability of traditional oils and canvases in the
south of France at this period into a positive. He explored the
potential of new supports, often working on a large scale, and he
once again (as he had before the war) embraced the possibilities of
using non-fine arts paints. From an art-historical perspective, the
place itself, changes in the artist's personal circumstances, and
the political climate of the immediate post-war years stimulated a
revitalized scale and a new subject matter in his work.

Dr Marilyn McCully is an American art historian and exhibition
organizer based in London. She has a particular interest in
Picasso's use of non-traditional materials, and in the ways in which
art historians, conservators and scientists might most fruitfully
collaborate on research. A version of this paper was given at the
second Ripolin conference at the Art Institute of Chicago in October
2009. Dr McCully is currently co-curating with Susan Galassi a
"Picasso drawings" exhibition for the Frick Collection, New York,
and the National Gallery, Washington (2011). In addition, she is
curator of a  "Picasso in Paris" exhibition for the Van Gogh Museum,
Amsterdam, and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona (also 2011).


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