FORBES: Highlights from Frieze Masters 2018

Pablo Picasso at Olivier Malingue Gallery

Pablo Picasso repetitively pictures mother and child in his painting from 1901. It is said, that the caring mother symbolizes Madonna in this artwork, which was painted during his “Blue Period”. The Blue Period defines the works produced by the Spanish artist between 1901 and 1904 when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain and painted in Barcelona and Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulties selling them at the time.

Pablo Picasso, Untitled (Mother and child by the sea), 1901, Olivier Malingue Gallery

Fernand Léger at Galerie Thomas

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger, today known as the artist Fernand Léger, was a French painter, sculptor, and filmmaker. Over the years his works have modified from cubism into a more figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of Pop Art.

Fernand Léger “Composition à la plante verte”, 1939