Pablo Picasso’s Pierrot from 1918 is a product of the artist’s infatuation with the commedia dell’arte. Discussing the work in the context of Picasso’s collaboration with the Ballets Russes and his sojourn in Italy at the end of World War I, curator Joachim Homann reflects on the power of this drawing to capture the spirit of its time—and its resonance today.
Joachim Homann, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings, Division of European and American Art
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