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Young Picasso

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Young Picasso

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“The seminal artist’s early career is retraced in engrossing detail in a documentary charged with charm and finesse.” (Andrew Pulver, The Guardian)

How did a provincial Spanish boy, rumored to draw before he could speak, become one of the greatest artists of the 20th century? In this absorbing look at the people and places that informed the young Picasso’s genius, you’ll visit his Málaga birthplace, Barcelona, and Madrid, where, as a boy, he first saw Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco in the Prado Museum. We then follow the 19-year-old to the Montmartre and Moulin Rouge of 1900s bohemian Paris, where he encounters Toulouse-Lautrec and other painters and sees the art of earlier masters and the African sculpture that would soon inspire his Cubist masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Interviews with historians, curators, and the artist’s grandson help fill out a vivid portrait.

Tickets: $12 (members), $17 (nonmembers)

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Q&A Jim Coddington, the former Agnes Gund Chief Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art, where he was part of the team that restored Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
Q&A Jim Coddington, the former Agnes Gund Chief Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art, where he was part of the team that restored Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
Thursday, May. 9 2019, 7:15
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Jim Coddington recently retired from the Museum of Modern Art as the Agnes Gund Chief Conservator and is currently the Judith Praska Visiting Professor of Conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU. In addition to his restoration work he has published studies of the painters Pollock, de Kooning, Miro, Cézanne, and Pissarro, and on the theory and practice of conservation including the analysis and structural restoration of paintings and the development of color accurate documentation of art.

This film is part of the FrameWorks 2019: Art on Film series.



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