|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2018|
|Publisher:||National Portrait Gallery|
From the turn of the 20th century to the end of his life, Pablo Picasso's prime subject was the human figure, and portraiture remained a favorite genre. No matter how unconventional his work became, he never wholly abandoned drawing from a live sitter, and his portraits mark his evolution as an artist. In this catalog from a 2016 exhibit at London's National Portrait Gallery, curator Elizabeth Cowling traces that evolution, as well as Picasso's ongoing dialogue with old masters like Velázquez and Rembrandt. Some 80 works reproduced here include portraits of friends and family like Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean Cocteau, Olga Picasso, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Lee Miller, Françoise Gilot, and Jacqueline Picasso.