Commentary

Picasso did not publicly exhibit his most recent artwork in the years before World War I, and so the impressions of visitors to his studio provide a vivid record of his artistic activity and its immediate reception. Comments from Picasso's contemporaries–including artists, poets, and critics–reflect how unexpected and unique his Guitar constructions were, in particular. Periodically throughout the run of Picasso: Guitars 1912–1914 new audio commentary will be added to this portion of the site from artists and scholars invited to visit the exhibition. Their reactions to the Guitar constructions will extend this history, focused on the direct experience of the works, into the present.

Visitors to Picasso's Studio
1912–1914

Visitors to the Exhibition
2011