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    Picasso Challenging the Past (National Gallery London) (Paperback) By (author) Elizabeth Cowling, By (author) Neil Cox, By (author) Simonetta Fraquelli, By (author) Susan Grace Galassi, By (author) Christopher Riopelle, By (author) Anne Robbins

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    DescriptionThis paperback edition is superb value - a lavishly illustrated record of a popular exhibition but also an excellent, accessible introduction to the twentieth-century's most important artist. From his earliest years Pablo Picasso was a passionate student of the European painting tradition. His memory for images was voracious, and he amassed an art collection of his own. Naturally he was drawn to the Spanish masters Velazquez and Goya but also important to him were such figures as Rembrandt, Delacroix, Ingres, Manet and Cezanne. Picasso repeatedly pitted himself against these masters, taking up their signature themes, techniques and artistic concerns in audacious paintings of his own. Sometimes his 'quotations' were direct, other times highly allusive. Always, Picasso made the implicit case that it was he in the twentieth century who most forcefully reinvigorated the European tradition. This book showcases the technical dexterity, independence and vitality of Picasso's creative processes, for here we witness the daring transformation of the art of the past into, in Picasso's own words, 'something else entirely'.

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    Picasso Challenging the Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Cowling, By (author) Neil Cox, By (author) Simonetta Fraquelli, By (author) Susan Grace Galassi, By (author) Christopher Riopelle, By (author) Anne Robbins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 903 g
    ISBN 13: 9781857094510
    ISBN 10: 1857094514

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB, AFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    DC22: 759.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25840
    B&T Approval Code: A02304044
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A03507070
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030, ART015080
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: N6853.P5 A4 2009C
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    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA, AFC
    Illustrations note
    150 colour illustrations
    National Gallery Company Ltd
    Imprint name
    National Gallery Company Ltd
    Publication date
    03 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Elizabeth Cowling is Professor Emeritus of History of Art at Edinburgh University. Neil Cox is Professor of Art and Theory at the University of Essex. Simonetta Fraquelli is an independent art historian. Susan Grace Galassi is Curator at the Frick Collection, New York. Christopher Riopelle is Curator and Anne Robbins is Assistant Curator of Post-1800 Paintings at the National Gallery, London.