In order to contextualise paintings and drawings that are not, at first glance, conspicuously shaped by an imagination agitated by war, the organisers of the exhibition have summoned a trove of collateral biographical and historical material that cast the artworks in a new light.
Pablo Picasso would later have a short affair with Gargallo, and the two stayed in each other's lives for many years.
When Les Demoiselles d'Avignon first appeared, it was as if the art world had collapsed.
By this time, Picasso had constructed a huge home, and could afford large villas in the south of France, such as Mas Notre-Dame-de-Vie on the outskirts of , and in the.
Michael and Sarah Stein became patrons of Matisse, while Gertrude Stein continued to collect Picassos.
In 1907, Picasso joined an art gallery that had recently been opened in Paris by , a German art historian and art collector who became one of the premier French art dealers of the 20th century.