Tour: Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time (50 min)
Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera were contemporaries, erstwhile competitors, equally ambitious and prolific as artists, internationally famous, and well aware of their larger-than-life personalities. Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time presents moments of intersection in the formation of modernism both in Europe and Latin America, and asks how these towering figures of the twentieth century engaged with their respective ancient Mediterranean and Pre-Columbian worlds. The exhibition compares their artistic trajectories beginning with their similar academic training to their shared investment in Cubism and their return to an engagement with antiquity from the 1920s through the 1950s.
Image: Pablo Picasso, Student with Newspaper (L’etudiant au journal), 1913–14, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, promised gift from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art