In late 2010, the Seattle Art Museum hosted a collection of Picasso’s work from the Musée National Picasso, Paris. It was a beautiful mixed collection of more than 150 paintings, sketches, sculptures, photographs and prints created throughout Picasso’s life. Walking through the exhibit left me breathless as I took in the creative massiveness of this artist’s life; I was inspired most by his overwhelming success in such a wide breadth of mediums.
On returning home, I immediately went to the studio and rummaged around until I found some oil pastels, a medium I rarely ever use. Seeing his control with them was an immediate and direct challenge. This is what surfaced:
Information on the SAM’s exhibit can be found here: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/exhibitDetail.asp?eventID=18788Title: Reclining Nude Inspiration: Picasso Exhibit at the SAM Medium: Oil pastel on paper Dimensions: approx. 5×13″ original, prints available larger Price: $200 original