Published by Black Dog Publishing, London, May 2016.
Available in bookshops and online.
The Art Centre Basel is pleased to present the accompanying catalogue for our exhibition ‘Picasso: The Artist and His Muses’ at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada, from June 11, 2016 – October 02, 2016.
Taking a fresh approach to one of the twentieth century’s greater artists ‘Picasso: The Artist and His Muses’ introduces the women who shaped his art. Numerous portraits by Picasso uncover the distinctive personalities of these six key muses – Fernande Olivier, Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque. In addition to undertaking their own creative pursuits, these women each heralded a drastic transformation of Picasso’s work.
Critical texts by leading art writers and Picasso scholars shed light on the women behind the muses and concurrently provide an in-depth commentary on the enduring concept of artistic inspiration, encouraging readers to engage with Picasso beyond the traditional discourse.
Editor: Katharina Beisiegel
Contributing authors: Laurence Madeline (Chief Curator, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva, formerly Musée Picasso, Paris), Cécile Godefroy (Art Historian and Associate Researcher to the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Bruxelles), Diana Widmaier Picasso (Art Historian), Vérane Tasseau (Art Historian), Gertje Utley (Independent Art Historian and Author of ’Picasso: The Communist Years’, New York 2000), Catherine Soussloff (Professor of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at University of British Columbia, Vancouver).
English edition, 160 pages with 120 black & white and colour illustrations, paperback, 30 x 24 cm,