Picasso & de abstractie (Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België)
Cécile Debray, Michel Draguet, Eutza Dulguerova, Orane Stalpers, François Dareau, Fanny Drugeonù
Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België & Lannoo, 2022
Picasso & the abstraction deciphers a theme never explored before and illustrates how powerful a rich imagination can be.
From the first years of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is regarded as one of the most influential artists for the development of the avant-garde and abstract art. From the first cubist experiments he realized in 1907 in the run-up to Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, to his later work on the frontier of action painting, Picasso’s relationship to abstraction continues to surprise. This relationship consists of taking small steps forward, retreating and going back again, and is addressed in the chronological course of the exhibition, so that the pendulum swing of the artist between the abstract and the figurative becomes visible.
Several essays explain this evolution in Picasso’s oeuvre and also discuss its resonance with the Russian avant-garde in the 1910s, the ceramic creation in Vallauris and the context of the renewal of sacred art after the war.
A wide range of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, mainly from the extensive collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, invites the visitor to immerse themselves in the artist’s studio and delve into his creative work. process. IN DUTCH!