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Picasso & Degas side by side

Exhibit at Clark demonstrates Spanish artist’s obsession with older French master

“Portrait of Sebastià Junyer i Vidal,” from 1903, by Pablo Picasso, is part of “Picasso Looks at Degas: at The Clark in Williamstown, Mass., through Sept. 12.
“Portrait of Sebastià Junyer i Vidal,” from 1903, by Pablo Picasso, is part of “Picasso Looks at Degas: at The Clark in Williamstown, Mass., through Sept. 12.
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In 1904, when 23-year-old Pablo Picasso left sunny Barcelona and set up his studio in the grand city of Paris, the renowned French artist Edgar Degas lived only a few streets away. For more than a decade, the bold young Spaniard and the distinguished bearded gentleman, knew each other’s artwork and probably passed each other in the street. But did they really know each other? “We haven’t found yet any evidence of an actual meeting. ...


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