Renoir to Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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Pablo Picasso
National Gallery of Victoria
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Pablo Picasso
(1881–1973)

 

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Pablo Picasso - Large Bather

 Pablo Picasso
 Large Bather, 1921
 Oil on canvas
 182.0 x 101.5cm
 Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris
 © Photo RMN C. Jean
 © Pablo Picasso,
 1921/Succession Pablo Picasso.
 Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney 2001

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Picasso came to be the dominant influence on the art of the first half of the twentieth century. He was born in Spain, the son of a painter and teacher of art. Moving to Paris in 1901, he settled in Montmartre in the run-down warren of artists' studios in the tenement building known as the Bateau-Lavoir, where he met many young artists and writers destined for greatness. He was astonishingly prolific in his output as a painter, theatre designer, printmaker, draughtsman and sculptor and he disdained any settled, consistent style. His work passed through a succession of ‘periods’ and he sometimes juggled several styles simultaneously – as in the 1920s, when paintings in a neoclassical style appeared alongside his Cubist works.

 

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