Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) and Henri Matisse (1869–1954) were ground-breaking visionaries who constantly experimented with techniques and materials. This exhibition is a real-life treasure trove of these two masters’ revolutionary achievements — works that defined much of 20th-century art.
The story of Picasso’s and Matisse’s stylistic progression and artistic range will be told through more than 100 prints and drawings, including exceptional works such as Matisse’s 1919 drawing The Plumed Hat and Picasso’s 1939 gouache The Bather by the Sea.
Other highlights include Matisse’s famous series Jazz and Picasso’s etchings for The Dream and Lie of Franco, as well as many linoleum cuts by both artists. The DIA’s 13 paintings and two bronze sculptures on permanent display will be on view in the museum’s modern art galleries.
The image pictured is Woman with Hairnet by Pablo Picasso. The painting is one of the new exhibition’s more than 100 masterpieces on display. The show also stars two sculptures from the DIA’s collection.
The exhibition runs Wednesdays through Sundays through Jan. 6, 2013. The exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by Comerica Bank. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit.
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