Opening Lecture: Picasso’s Creative Collaborations

Opening Lecture: Picasso’s Creative Collaborations


June 11, 2017

3:00 PM-4:00 PM


225 South St
Williamstown, MA 01267

We often think of Pablo Picasso as the ultimate artist genius, working alone in his studio, but he did not create in a vacuum. For example, the artist worked frequently with the printers who pulled the images off his copper plates, foundries that cast his bronzes, publishers who commissioned and sold his prints and bronzes, and ceramicists who threw the pots he later completed. In addition, the many muses in his life greatly impacted his production, imagery, and artistic reputation. This talk by Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Jay A. Clarke investigates how Picasso’s creative collaborations fueled and strengthened his art.

Picasso: Encounters is organized by the Clark Art Institute, with the exceptional support of the Musée national Picasso–Paris. Additional support for the exhibition is provided by Margaret and Richard Kronenberg and Marilyn and Ron Walter.

Image: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), The Weeping Woman, I, 1937. Drypoint, aquatint, etching, and scraper on paper, sheet: 30 5/16 x 22 5/16 in. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of the Katsko Suzuki Memorial Fund, the Riva Castleman Endowment Fund, David Rockefeller, The Philip and Lynn Straus Foundation Fund, and Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro; Linda and Bill Goldstein, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Schimmel, the Edward John Noble Foundation, and the Associates of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books; The Cowles Charitable Trust, Nelson Blitz, Jr. with Catherine Woodard and Perri and Allison Blitz, Mary Ellen Meehan, and Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro; and Ruth and Louis Aledort, Carol and Bert Freidus, David S. Orentreich, M.D., and Susan and Peter Ralston, 445.1999 © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York