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Pablo Picasso’s Creative lifeblood: The Change

Inspired by his muse Fernande Olivier Part I by Alaister Sooke and Anton Foek Amsterdam, August 18th 2021– It is likely that Picasso first started looking seriously at Romanesque art four years prior to his trip to Gosol, when a major exhibition of Romanesque and Gothic art opened in Barcelona, coinciding with a resurgence in Catalan nationalism. …
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Pablo Picasso Portrait Fernande Olivier

Pablo Picasso: The Change

His Muse and Mistress Part II by Alaister Sooke Anton Foek Amsterdam, August 18th 2021–A very short trip to an ancient village probably was the catalyst for a profound shift in Picasso’s work – but it is often overlooked.  One day in June 1906, Pablo Picasso arrived in the ancient Catalan village of Gosol, high in the…
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Al-Andalus, Civilisation and Slavery

Measuring Today with Yesterdays Tools Amsterdam, 19 feb. 2021– The Alhambra in Granada, central Spain, is one of the many pinnacles of Islamic architecture. Toured by the art historian José Miguel Puerta Vílchez, it is a revelation and satisfies a lot of curiosity about the influence of Islam in Europe. He has written extensively about…
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