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Picasso Portraits

Art | March 31, 2017 |

Picasso Portraits_001Image courtesy of Museu Picasso

Picasso Portraits
Museu Picasso, Barcelona
From 17 March to 25 June 2017

 

This exhibition accents the importance of the portrait in Picasso’s work. It brings together more than 80 pieces from public and private collections, revealing the technical media and variety of styles used by Picasso in working in portraiture, which was to always have an important place in his art. The exhibition explores how Picasso redefined the establish parameters of the portrait throughout his career, and the place of caricature in his portraits as well.

 

Picasso Portraits_002Image courtesy of Museu Picasso

 

Unlike more professional caricaturists, who tend to focus on public personalities, Picasso’s subjects were almost always his personal friends and those close to his family circle. Given that hardly any of his portraits were done on commission, Picasso felt free to depict and interpret his subjects as he saw fit.

 

Picasso Portraits_003Image courtesy of Museu Picasso

 

Painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking from all Picasso periods feature in a selection with important loans from museums from around the world, accompanied by a generous selection of photographs and documents. Picasso had an early gift for suggesting a subject’s character in a humorous way, while at the same time faithfully representing those he portrayed.

 

Picasso Portraits_004Image courtesy of Museu Picasso

 

While always original, Picasso was in constant dialogue with the art of the past, using formats and postures with subtle allusions to the work of the great masters. These references are reflected in his personal vision of physical types, the personality in question or the relationship he himself had with those portrayed.

 

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