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At the Musée national Picasso-Paris until 28th August 2016
The King of artists and his wonderful reservoir of shapes are without limits. Indeed, so numerous are Picasso’s creations, that the eponymous museum is already renewing its display, dedicating the ground and first floor to its current exhibition titled “Picasso. Sculptures”.
Having already toured the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, this exhibition establishes a close dialogue between Picasso’s sculptures, his drawings and his paintings. The Photographic medium also finds its place through photographs of Brassaï who from 1932 onwards documented the voluminous output of the Andalusian master, jealously guarded in his den near Boisgeloup.
Joyful, playful and mostly uncompromising, Picasso’s genius demonstrates its own continuous renewal throughout the exhibition rooms. Tirelessly, he models earth and plaster, cuts wood and stone, assembles disparate elements, folds and shears metal sheet, works ceramics and paints bronzes. For the first time combined are the six versions of “Absinthe Glass” (1912-1914), which are both, ready-made and cubist sculptures. Other delights include the series of cubist bronzes from 1906 titled “Head of a Woman (Fernande)”, and the cut-out metal sheet depicting “the Woman in the garden” (1929-1930).
A veritable feast for the eyes!