A Show to Turn Art History on Its Head
Darwent, Charles, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
Picasso was a magnet to younger artists, but some stories of meeting the master in Paris may be as inventive as the paintings of his accolytes Visual Art Picasso, Miro, Dali: The Birth of Modernity Palazzo Strozzi FLORENCE Picasso in Paris Van Gogh Museum AMSTERDAM
In 1938, bullied by Ben Nicholson, John Piper was struggling to be an abstract painter. Plagued by doubts, he joined the crowd of 15,000 queuing to see Picasso's Guernica in London. The picture, said Piper's wife, "acted upon him like rape". After that, there was no more abstraction for Piper. At 34, his world had been shaken by a Spaniard nearing 60, a man who had been shaking worlds since before Piper was …
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Publication information: Article title: A Show to Turn Art History on Its Head. Contributors: Darwent, Charles - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: March 27, 2011. Page number: 56. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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