Picasso…Not Exactly.

On this day in 1901, Pablo Picasso, a nineteen-year-old Spanish artist little known outside of Barcelona, had his first major exhibition of paintings in a prestigious Paris gallery. Picasso was the son of a drawing professor who groomed his son to follow his career path. He began exhibiting his work at the age of 13, and by the end of his 80 years of work, Picasso had produced more than 50,000 paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures and ceramics.

Pauline Salzman of Treasure Island, Florida, made this 16” x 16” quilt titled “Picasso…Not Exactly” in 2011 for the Quilt Alliance contest “Alliances: People, Patterns, Passion. She wrote in her artist’s statement: “This is my canine adaption of a Picasso quilt that sold on February 10, 2010 at a London auction for 12.8 million dollars. I love Picasso’s paintings and I love my dogs. They are therapy dogs who give a great deal of joy to many patients.”

View this quilt on The Quilt Index to read more about it’s history, design and construction. Be sure to use the zoom tool for a detailed view.

Sources:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/picasso-exhibited-in-paris

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Posted by Amy E. Milne
Executive Director, Quilt Alliance
amy.milne@quiltalliance.org

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The Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit 501c3 organization established in 1993 whose mission is to document, preserve, and share our International quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. In support of this mission, the Alliance brings together quilt makers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors to further the following goals: To promote the understanding of the quilt as an important grassroots art form. To make information about quilts available to a broad public. To educate the public about the importance of documenting quilts and quiltmakers so that their stories will not be lost.

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