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Nude Figure

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973). Nude Figure, late spring 1910. Oil on canvas, 39 x 30 3/4 inches (99.1 x 78.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; General Purchase Funds, 1954 (1954:11). © 2016 Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Understanding Modernist Painting, Lecture 2: Pablo Picasso

By Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan, Assistant Curator, Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Thursday, June 4, 2020 ● 12 pm
1 pm

FREE for members
Virtual Event

In this three-part lecture series, Assistant Curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will outline the history of modernist painting—from its emergence in the 1860s to its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s—as shaped by the work of Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock. This second lecture in the series will focus on Pablo Picasso, who constantly reinvented himself and painting throughout the 20th century, becoming one of the most prolific titans of modern art. It will explore the thinking behind Picasso’s development of Cubism, the distinctive style that appears almost as shocking and enigmatic to audiences today as it did to those over a century ago.

Please note: This lecture contains mature content that may not be appropriate for all viewers.

Registration

This member-exclusive series is free for Albright-Knox members. Register online using the links below. Please register for each of the three lectures individually if you would like to attend the entire series. You will receive an email reminder the day of the lecture with directions for joining the webinar. Please contact membership@albrightknox.org with any questions or for assistance.

Register Online for Lecture 1 (May 28)
Register Online for Lecture 2 (June 4)
Register Online for Lecture 3 (June 11)

About the Series

In this three-part lecture series, Assistant Curator Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will outline the history of modernist painting—from its emergence in the 1860s to its zenith in the 1940s and 1950s—as shaped by the work of Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock. Drawing on her experience teaching art history at institutions such as Columbia University and The Museum of Modern Art, Dr. Ryan will focus closely on the paintings themselves, helping both skeptics and devoted fans see these masterpieces—including ones in the Albright-Knox’s renowned collection—with fresh eyes. Learn More and View Schedule

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