Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland
18 June – 20 November, 2016
Exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of Picasso’s last wife and final muse, Jacqueline Rocque. Presents a selection of more than 110 items of Picasso’s ceramics, engravings, paintings and sculptures from the mid 1950’s to his death in 1973, many of which feature Jacqueline as his model. During the first ten years of this period, Picasso revisited masterpieces from the past: Delacroix (Les Femmes d’Alger, 1954-1955), Velázquez (Las Meninas, 1957), Manet (Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, 1959-1961), Poussin and David (L’Enlèvement des Sabines, 1963). After 1963 Picasso focussed on the painter and his model. In 1963 alone Jacqueline is represented 160 times in the artist’s work. In addition to the paintings, the exhibition also reveals Picasso’s skills in other forms of expression: printmaking in the form of etchings, lithographs and linocuts; sculpture and ceramics. Accompanied by a catalogue (in French).