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Picasso and the Art of Drawing

Christopher Lloyd

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March 20, 2018
230 pages, 8 1/4 x 10 5/8
144 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300234800
HC - Paper over Board

Distributed for Modern Art Press

In this generously illustrated and lively book, Christopher Lloyd sets out and interprets the lifelong achievement of Picasso (1881–1973) as a draftsman. Although there have been many publications about his drawings that have tended to focus on particular periods of his career, this stunning volume specifically examines how drawing serves as the vital thread connecting all of Picasso’s art, just as it also links his private world with his public persona of which he was becoming increasingly aware in his later years. Picasso and the Art of Drawing ultimately showcases how the basis of the titular artist's style as painter, sculptor, printmaker, and designer was manifestly achieved through drawing. 

Christopher Lloyd is an independent scholar and curator and previously served as Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures in the British Royal Collection until his retirement in 2005.

“[. . .] graceful survey of the artist’s work. . .Consistently fascinating”—Christian House, The Art Newspaper