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Becoming Picasso   

Z  Online Class:  A Zoom invitation link will be sent one day before class begins.

Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of the 20th century in terms of art, and art movements. Prior to Picasso, there had been no other artists with such an impact on the art world, or who had a mass following of fans and critics alike, as he did. Pablo Picasso is quoted as saying: “My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become a Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.” It is estimated that during his lifetime, Picasso produced 50,000 artworks: 1,885 paintings; 1,228 sculptures; 2,880 ceramics, numerous tapestries and rugs, and thousands of drawings and prints. Join us for Helen Weingarten’s talk and slide presentation about Pablo Picasso, who lived large, both as an artist and as a man. 

Helen Weingarten is an emeritus associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. She has studied art history and literature since her undergraduate years at Cornell University. In retirement, Helen has served as a volunteer at the Ford Gallery at Eastern Michigan University and as a docent at UMMA.