A few days ago, a good friend suggested that I visit the Kreeger Museum. I had always planned to visit, but never took the time. Finally, yesterday, I did. It's a wonderful little museum with Monets, Cezannes, Van Goghs and a few Picasso's.
During the tour, someone happened to mention a Picasso exhibition in Richmond. Outside, I grabbed my phone and did a search. Sure enough, a major Picasso show was underway at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. I just happened to be driving in that direction.
It was a bit crowded and crazed last evening, but room enough to spend time with each piece without feeling rushed.
Picasso truly evolved as a painter. It really takes an exhibition like this one to see this evolution. His early academic style of painting -- the influence of the impressionists, Cezanne and so on. He refused to settle into a comfortable style -- Picasso was innovative -- borrowing from this painter and that painter and finding his own way.
This exhibition shows the evolution by giving us a glimpse of those early years and the last years of his life.