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	Image: Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Saturday lectures: Picasso

For Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

A free series of special lectures on the art of Pablo Picasso by visiting experts.

Image: Pablo Picasso by Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Saturdays, 4, 11 & 25 February 2012, 2pm


Bookings not required, but seats are limited.
Theatre doors open 1.30pm

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Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibition: Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso

Nevimbumbao's Picasso

Kirk Huffman, honorary curator, Vanuatu Cultural Centre, Vanuatu; research associate, Australian Museum, Sydney; honorary associate, Macleay Museum, University of Sydney
A look at the famous female spirit figure from southern Malakula, Vanuatu, bequeathed to Picasso by Matisse, and the insights that it and its cultures can give us into differing views of what ‘art’ is.


Saturday 4 February 2012 2pm – 3pm

Guernica to Korea: Picasso’s responses to war

Judith Keene, associate professor, Department of History, University of Sydney
Historian Judith Keene discusses Picasso’s politics through his paintings, addressing his famous response to the Spanish Civil War, the monumental mural Guernica (1937), as well as the less well-known The massacre in Korea (1951), an intriguing work in the current exhibition.


Saturday 11 February 2012 2pm – 3pm

Picasso’s Blue and Rose periods reconsidered

Frank Heckes, honorary research associate, School of Historical and European Studies, LaTrobe University
A specialist in Spanish art history, Dr Heckes considers Picasso’s life and artistic development from 1900 to 1905, the so-called Blue and Rose periods, including such Blue period works as Evocation (The burial of Casagemas) (1901), La Vie (1903) and the haunting La Celestina (1904), which appears in the exhibition, and such Rose period works as The family of saltimbanques (1905).


Saturday 25 February 2012 2pm – 3pm