The Easel

What to know about the new Picasso exhibit at the Barnes

There is a long running debate about Picasso’s shift back to more representational styles around 1918. After a decade exploring cubism had he lost faith? A new exhibition suggests that Picasso toned down his cubist style because it was perceived by the media as Germanic. “He was positioning himself in France at that particular time. Who better to look at than past French masters?”