The exhibition curated by Lola Durán Úcar and Stefano Cecchetto, after a hugely successful run in Italy and China, will open in a renewed formula in Korea.
More than 400 artworks on display here recount all those subjects that were dearest to the great Spanish master as well as his interpretation of reality with the theater and the circus, which he had fallen in love with from the very beginning of his life in Paris together with his friend Gershwin. This was in addition to the ultimate expression of his greatest passion: bullfighting.
The exhibition of course would not be complete without a section devoted to his intense relationships with women and finally a unique interactive installation to showcase the topic that perhaps most of all made him famous in the world: politics.
At the same time in the numerous self-portraits made during his long career Pablo Picasso always revealed his life’s true passion: the one he had for himself. However in this extraordinary self-portrait of 1967 shows in this exhibition, the artist reveals the entire identity and otherness of his double. In his constant deconstruction of the Ego, Picasso portrays himself before the mirror of the soul in the dramatic obsession of revealing his secret identity, first of all to himself.
All these passions and obsessions were, undoubtedly, throughout his career, the objects of his quest to redefine extant artistic motifs with his own definitive visual language. He was the only artist of the Twentieth Century who was capable of concerning himself with all the techniques attributable to the art world at the highest levels, as will be seen in this exhibition.
Picasso earned the title of Genius because he stopped at nothing and even when he was of a very old age, he sought to challenge himself and to experiment. This is the challenge of this great show, to make the visitors fully realize the complexity of Picasso, through the more human aspects.
Picasso who loomed as one of the titans of the world of art during the last century, continues to strongly influence art, and not only that of our century. For the first time in this exhibition“Bust of Woman II”.
KOREA. Busan. March 2017 – June 2017
KOREA. Seul. July 2017.
KOREA. Gwangju. November 2016 – January 2017
CHINA. Shanghai, Global Harbor Entertainment Museum. October 2015 – January 2016
ITALY. LOMBARDY Pavia, Palazzo Vistarino. 19 December 2015 – 20 March 2016
ITALY. SICILY Trapani, Museo Pepoli. 10 October – 8 December 2015
ITALY. SICILY Taormina (Palazzo Corvaja) e Milazzo (Palazzo D’Amico) 5 July – 6 September 2015 EXTENDED until 10 SEPTEMBER 2015
ITALY. SICILY Milazzo, Palazzo D’Amico 10 July – 6 September 2015
ITALY. SICILY Catania, Castello Ursino 4 April – 28 June 2015