- Publisher National Galleries of Scotland
- Size 16.5 x 21.5 cm
Picasso's 'Toys for Adults': Cubism as Surrealism
The Watson Gordon Lecture 2008
This lecture was given by Neil Cox of the University of Essex, one of Britain's leading scholars of Cubism and Surrealism, and a particular authority on Picasso. He concentrates on a single work, Picasso's Head of 1913, and in doing so demonstrates how scrupulous focus can open out challenging perspectives in the work of a great master.
Series: The Watson Gordon Lecture Series
The Watson Gordon Lectures, established in 2006, typify the long-standing collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the National Galleries of Scotland.
Each lecture is by a leading scholar and reveals new research on a focused topic. The lectures are delivered and published annually, and now number eight titles in the series.
Titles to date
1. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2006 by Caroline Elam: Roger Fry’s Journey from the Primitives to the Post-Impressionists
2. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2007 by Mariët Westermann: Sound, Silence and Modernity in Dutch Pictures of Manners
3. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2008 by Neil Cox: Picasso's 'Toys for Adults': Cubism as Surrealism
4. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2009 by Paul Hills: The Renaissance Image Unveiled: From Madonna to Venus
5. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2010 by Hal Foster: ‘The Hardest Kind of Archetype’: Reflections on Roy Lichtenstein
6. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2011 by Mark Hallett: Faces in a Library: Sir Joshua Reynolds’s ‘Streatham Worthies’
7. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2013 by Richard Kendall: ‘Studying Nature as a Hunter, a Savage’: Vincent van Gogh and Karl Bodmer
8. The Watson Gordon Lecture 2014 by David Bomford: Unfinished Paintings: Narratives of the Non-Finito
48pp | Hardback | 20 illustrations 2009