Course: Gallery Course: Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time
Get an in-depth look at the exhibition Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time in this gallery course.
While the artwork of Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera may be well known to many, the two modern artists were contemporaries and briefly friends while working in Paris during World War I. Both artists pushed the boundaries of modern art and referred to antiquity and its sources for artistic inspiration. Elements from their respective ancient cultures were incorporated into much of their artwork, which helped define and shape the modernist movement.
This gallery course examines the work of both artists and will explore their formative years training in the academies, the Cubist years in Paris, and finally work created in post-war Europe and Mexico. The class begins with an introductory lecture, followed by a private gallery tour with art historian and museum educator Amber Smith.
Image: Diego Rivera, Flower Day (Día de Flores) (detail), Mexico, 1925, Los Angeles County Fund, © 2016 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA