Picasso at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Hosted by Farrow and Ball
Recently, I was invited to a private breakfast and viewing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new Picasso exhibit. My friend Christine’s company, Farrow and Ball, hosted the viewing. Headquartered in London, Farrow and Ball’s warm and rich wall paints were used as the backdrop to showcase Picasso’s masterpieces. Besides the wide range of brilliant paints, Farrow and Ball produces some beautiful wallpapers, which we were fortunate enough to have a sneak preview of three of their new wallpapers in production from the Baroque line.
As for the exhibit itself, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has gathered three hundred pieces of art spanning Picasso’s entire life. Works range from his early blue and red periods, all the way to his eighties when in seven months he produced over 300 lithograph prints. The exhibit shows how Picasso was influenced by other masters of his generation and those before him, how African art helped in his own personal development of Cubism and the numerous women throughout his prolific career like Olga Khokhlova, Dora Maar and Jacqueline Roque. This show is a must for Picasso lover’s and a welcome treat to see how the artist progressed in his art throughout his life.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | “Picasso” | April 27, 2010 – August 15, 2010 | http://www.metmuseum.org
Farrow and Ball | http://www.farrow-ball.com