Picasso and Condo portraits on show in HK

Local | 12 Jan 2018 9:57 pm

Portrait works by Pablo Picasso and George Condo, comprising psychologically-charged paintings by the two artists is being held from March 16-31 in Hong Kong.

The display by Sotheby's at its gallery will also include a selection of major Picasso paintings loaned by collectors in the region.

Portraiture is critical in the oeuvre of both artists. In the early 20th century, Picasso pioneered new ways of using portraits to convey the emotional dramas of his subjects. His creative impulses, seen in many different styles and movements, radically transformed the realm of portraiture and the development of modern art. A century later, George Condo continues to revolutionise portrait painting by mining art historical references ranging from the Old Masters to the early Modernists such as Picasso, recontextualising the preceding works to produce his highly distinctive vision.

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