The Bass Museum of Art, one of the few icons of the cultural arts and artistic curiosity in Miami Beach, ended its presentation of Pablo Picasso’s series of quasi-autobiographical etchings, lithographs, engravings and drawings entitled Suite 347 this Sunday. The cast of characters depicted included the artist’s parents, wives and mistresses, who are cast roles as performers in circus scenes. Frenetically furnished in the 87th year of Picasso’s life, the drawings can accurately be described as the most exhaustive examination of lust found within the realm of graphic oeuvre with several prints portraying women bare-breasted in somewhat compromising positions. In an effort to thoroughly impart to the world his value as an artist before his death, Picasso was so adamantly dedicated to his work in this time period that he finished at least seven plates a day, tapping into his sexual fascinations and introspective imaginings.
Picasso became an artist in 1893, studying under the guidance of his father, until he was accepted into La Longa school for the arts. He became a bohemian while studying with several of his peers at the Caf