We begin with Picasso’s Blue Period that is on exhibit at Toronto’s AGO!
Concentrating on the years 1901-1904, Picasso’s early years were fraught with poverty, tragedy, and emotional frailty—and it was these struggles that he channelled into his first pioneering body of work, known as his Blue Period. Then a fledgling painter in his late teens and early twenties, he moved back and forth between the cities of Paris and Barcelona. His spellbinding works to this day force audiences to grapple with uncomfortable issues such as poverty, labor unrest, gender inequality and war.
Picasso Blue Period – Exhibition in Toronto at the AGO – Tues. Nov. 23
Suzanne Valadon – Exhibition at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia – Tues. Nov. 30
Sandro Botticelli – Paris Exhibition at the Musee Jacquemart-Andre – Tues. Dec. 7
The Morozov Collection at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris – Tues. Dec. 14