BeautifulNow January 7, 2013
Picasso was a master at making chaos beautiful. He cut up his portraits, reducing them to shards and fragments and sharp edges. A wide eye here, a full breast there, a crooked smile, and curling fingers below. Picasso broke down his subjects only to reassemble them in a shock of beautiful calamity.
A new exhibition at New York’s Guggenheim explores the fantastic black and white chaos that Picasso created throughout his prolific career, from the early 1900s to the 1970s. The exhibit includes paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that celebrate black and white chaos while shunning color.
Picasso Black and White is on exhibit now through January 23rd.