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30.5.14

Myths, Minotaurs, and Muses

Just lock me away with a pile of Picasso etchings and aquatints: for a few weeks anyway, I would get hungry. Scary creatures, mythological tales and of course being Picasso, lots and lots of sex: it's the best. You can immerse yourself in some fifty of the artist's printed wonders now through August 3 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in an exhibit called Picasso Prints: Myths, Minotaurs, and Muses.

Few artist have ever tormented a plate, working, reworking, and gouging some more, as Picasso did, although the aquatints, with their painterly fluidity, are some of the best here. Woman with a Tambourine will steal your heart.

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