Mix and Match
As part of its Visiting Masterpieces program, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has brought four works from one of the 20th century’s most famous artists, Pablo Picasso, to the Hub. The venerable Fenway institution has created the exhibit Pairing Picasso around the itinerant paintings—The Rescue (1932), Seated Woman (Dora) (1938, pictured), Woman in Green (Dora) (1944) and The Rape of the Sabines (1962)—on loan from Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland. On display alongside this quartet are several Picasso creations from the MFA’s own holdings and three pieces on loan from private collections that chart the evolution of the Spanish master’s style across several decades, as well as his differing treatments of similar subjects.
Photo: Pablo Picasso, Seated Woman (Dora), 1938.