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Picasso’s Family Photos

November 14, 2014 | By |

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Soler family, Pablo Picasso, 1903, Blue Period

Hundreds of previously unpublished photographs and some home movies of family and friends are to give a new insight into the life and loves of Pablo Picasso. The extraordinary personal archive has been released for the first time by Picasso’s grandson, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, to Sir John Richardson, the British art historian and one of the world’s foremost experts on the artist and his work.
Richardson, 90, who was a friend of the artist, told the Observer: “It is a mass of hundreds and hundreds of photographs which have never been seen. They’re a revelation. They are of all periods – fascinating when you compare them to certain paintings or events in his life. It opens up his life. It makes it 3D. Absolutely astonishing.”

The archive includes a personal photograph album and images from which the artist derived ideas. Through photography, he was recording aspects of sculptures in development, trying out ideas and documenting their creation.

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Picasso Playing with his dog

Source: the Guardian