Pablo Picasso is generally acknowledged to be the greatest draftsman of the twentieth century. The Frick Collection, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., have co-organized an exhibition for 2011–12 that will look at the dazzling development of Picasso's drawings, from the precocious academic exercises of his youth in the 1890s to the virtuoso classical works of the early 1920s, runs the blurb.
However, what caught my eye was the wonderful sketch of two ballerinas: what calf muscles! what Popeye arms! what Anna Nicole breasts! Now I wonder where these two sylphs worked…
Picasso's Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition runs at the Frick Collection until January 8, 2012
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano') about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.