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Picasso: The Saltimbanques

"Itinerant performers, or saltimbanques, are the subject of many of Picasso's works, particularly those of the Rose period. This program evokes a sense of the atmosphere that inspired the artist and traces the process through which curators and conservators discovered earlier compositionsthought to have been lostbeneath the surface of Picasso's painting, Family of Saltimbanques." 

(Source: National Gallery of Art)