Picasso and the Circus
72 pages, 9 2/5 x 10 2/5
83 colour illustrations
Paperback
Release Date:01 Jan 2012
ISBN:9780982615621
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Picasso and the Circus

Fin-de-Siecle Paris and the Suite de Saltimbanques

Trout Gallery, Dickinson College
Picasso and the Circus examines a pivotal moment in Picasso's early career, c. 1900-1905, when he and his colleagues frequented the circus in Paris. The book considers the subject of the circus and the role of such entertainment spectacles in the art of the time. It brings together a variety of prints representing the circus by artists working in fin-de-siecle Paris, in particular, lithographic posters made specifically for such events, including all fifteen prints from Picasso's most important early print series. It includes The Frugal Repas, one of Picasso's early masterpieces in etching, which appeared just a year before his monumental Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and portrait of Gertrude Stein.
RELATED TOPICS: Art History

Phillip J. Earenfight is director of the Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Contributors: Christine Giviskos, associate curator of the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University; Fernando Martin Martin, Fundacion Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Museo Casa-Natal, Malaga.

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