[Msa-discuss] Fwd: The Museum of Modern Art, New York presents Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912–1914

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         Dive
into one of the most experimental periods in Pablo Picasso's career with*
Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912–1914*, the first digital-only
publication from The Museum of Modern Art and the first monographic e-book
to be authorized by the artist's estate. This immersive e-book features
over 400 high-resolution images and the latest research on 15
groundbreaking works created by Picasso between 1912 and 1914. Edited by *Anne
Umland*, The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and
Sculpture, MoMA, and *Blair Hartzell*, independent art historian and
curator, the cross-disciplinary project embraces the innovative features of
the digital format to present in-depth new scholarship on a breakthrough
moment in the history of Cubism and 20th-century art.

Catalyzed by the exhibition *Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914*, presented at MoMA
in 2011, *Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912–1914* draws upon the many
insights gathered by curators, scholars, and conservators during first-hand
examination of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper in the Museum's
galleries and conservation labs, and in the three intensive years of study
since the show. The project marshals the technical and archival resources
of the Museum to offer fresh, object-focused research on canonical works of
art, serving as both an important new reference and a groundbreaking
interpretative resource.

The publication delves into the Picasso's complex, cross-medium studio
practice in the years between 1912 and 1914 by examining his cardboard and
sheet metal *Guitar *constructions alongside the drawings, papiers collés,
mixed-medium paintings, photographs, and assemblages made during this
period. Each chapter features an illuminating essay by a scholar and is
complemented by a wealth of documentation. Featured images range from
interactive 360-degree views of constructed sculptures to X-rays and
ultraviolet, infrared, and raking-light photographs taken in the
conservation lab. Detailed conservation notes offer key insights into the
artist's materials and processes.

Archival documentation includes newly discovered and previously unpublished
photographs of Picasso in his studio, as well as an illustrated provenance,
exhibition history, and published references for each object. Rare
primary-source images show the works in the homes of early collectors, in
historical gallery installations, and in early publications, augmenting the
physical history of the object with details of its ownership, display, and
reception. Video clips of curators and conservators speaking about the
objects further enhance the rich interactive study of these objects.

*Scott Gerson*, private art conservator and former Associate Conservator,
MoMA, served as conservation editor. Contributing scholars include *Elizabeth
Cowling*, Professor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow, History of Art, The
University of Edinburgh; *Jeremy Melius*, Assistant Professor, Department
of Art and Art History, Tufts University; and *Jeffrey Weiss*, Adjunct
Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Senior Curator,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

*Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912–1914* is available as an iPad app
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App Store and as an interactive and enhanced PDF to be read on laptop or
desktop computers using Adobe Reader through momastore.org
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