Picasso: His Art and His Women

Picasso: His Art and His Women

Thursday, September 28, 2017 Picasso: His Art and His Women


Presented by

Fred Dixon

in the Community Education Room

Pablo Picasso’s personal life and the women in it go a long way toward solving the mystery of his creative process. Women to Picasso were like paint to his brush; he needed them for inspiration. Picasso had seven significant women in his life who notably influenced his art. Every time a new woman entered his life his art changed. In this illustrated lecture you will be introduced to each one of them.

Fred Dixon and his wife Martha began collecting art some 35 years ago. Their home in Chadds Ford has become a mini-museum with 130 paintings and sculpture pieces. They have traveled to major museums in the U.S. and Europe and to the great cathedrals in Italy to view Renaissance and Baroque art. There were two years of study at the Barnes Foundation followed by a docent training course. Fred and Martha were docents at the Barnes for ten years. All of this culminated in the publication of Fred’s book “700 Years of Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Modernism.” It will be available at the discounted price of $35 for this lecture.

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013, Ext. 132.