Picasso and Paper - Exhibition catalogue
Picasso's artistic output is astonishing in its ambition and variety. This new publication examines a particular aspect of his legendary capacity for invention: his imaginative and original use of paper. He used it as a support for autonomous works, including etchings, prints and drawings, as well as for his papier-collé experiments of the 1910s and his revolutionary three-dimensional 'constructions', made of cardboard, paper and string. Sometimes, his use of paper was simply determined by circumstance: in occupied Paris, where art supplies were in short supply, he ripped up paper tablecloths to make works of art. And of course his works on paper comprise the preparatory stages of some of his very greatest paintings.
With reproductions of more than 300 works of art and a series of insightful new texts by leading authorities on the artist, this comprehensive study reveals the myriad ways in which Picasso's genius seized the potential of paper throughout his career.
Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2020.
Éditions Royal Academy of Arts