Needless to say, one of the most important and influential artists of the Twentieth Century, Pablo Picasso, born 1881 in Málaga, Spain, is most known for being the inventor, along with George Braque, of Cubism, where the artist introduces the world to a new perspective: art can be seen in a number of ways, dimensions and angles.
As is also well known, Picasso’s huge body of works includes paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics. Today the artist’s legacy continues to impress and change the world of art.
- Open to the public: from March 19th 2015 to June 28th 2015
- Organisation and production: Museu Picasso, Barcelona and Dalí Museum of St. Petersburg (Florida)
The project, which counts on the collaboration of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation of Figueres
- On his first trip to Paris, during the spring of 1926, Dalí visited the studio of Picasso and was able to contemplate the works that the artist had prepared for his summer exhibition in the gallery of Paul Rosenberg. When he returned from this trip, Dalí set about working on an important series of paintings that would reflect this artistic encounter and would mark the step towards his artistic maturity.
- In 1929, both Dalí and Picasso participated in the surrealist project of introducing the creative and disturbing power of the dreamlike images in their works. In 1936, both responded in a simultaneous way to the horrors of the Spanish Civil War with powerful works that reproduced the anguish of the human drama.
- During the forties, they defined their different political affinities, one towards the left and the other towards the right. Nevertheless, the work of the both the artists would converge in the commitment towards the major art from the past, given that as well as facing their own eagerness for artistic sovereignty, they also confronted themselves with the maximum aspirations of the history of art.