Friday, February 13, 2015

Rockefeller And Picasso

Rockefeller And Picasso
Between 1955 and 1975, Nelson A. Rockefeller undertook an ambitious project: commissioning eighteen enormous tapestries modeled after some of Pablo Picasso’s most important paintings, including Girl with Mandolin, Interior with Girl Drawing, Night Fishing at Antibes, and Three Musicians. Enormous in scale, these woven works of art each took between three and six months to complete. They reflect Rockefeller’s interest in the medieval tradition of French tapestry and his love of modern art, while appealing to his egalitarian spirit... more at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier), 1910

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After L'Aubade (La Sérénade; Nu couché et musicienne assise), 1942

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After Harlequin, 1915

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After , 1937

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After The Studio, 1927-28

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After Interior with a Girl Drawing, 1935

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After FIgure, 1927

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After Figure, 1927

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller - After Nu sur la plage et pelle (Girls on the Beach), 1960

Courtesy of Kykuit, National Trust for Historic Preservation bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller -  After The Three Dancers (Les Trois Deanseuses), 1925