The exhibition, “Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910 – 1912,” can be seen at the Kimbell Art Museum through Aug. 21. // (C) 2011 Kimbell Art Museum
Through Aug. 21, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas is showcasing select paintings and nearly all of the prints created within a two-year period by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. The exhibition, “Picasso and Braque: The Cubist Experiment, 1910 – 1912,” features work completed during the artists’ two years of artistic dialogue.
“This small-scale exhibition examines a brief moment with huge implications for the history of art,” said Eric M. Lee, director of the Kimbell Art Museum. “This show is the first to focus exclusively on this landmark period of intense productivity and adventure for Picasso and Braque.”
From 1910 through 1912, the creative masters invented a new artistic style of Cubism that changed the basics of traditional European art. Debuting in Fort Worth, the international loan exhibition organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Kimbell Art Museum and will run in Texas until August 21.
“These are beautiful, enigmatic, playful works of art. They’re like conversations in the artist’s studio or favorite cafe, not to be hurried,” said Malcolm Warner, deputy director at the Kimbell Art Museum. “We hope our visitors will take the time to savor them.”