Museu Picasso, Barcelona
20 March-28 June 2015
Exhibition organized by the Barcelona museum and the Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida to explore the mutual admiration and rivalry between these two key figures in twentieth-century art. Art works and documents from the time reveal the counterpoints and contradictions throughout their relationship, from their first meeting in the 1920s, when Dalí visited Picasso’s studio after making his first avant-garde forays, through the 1930s and their friendships with leading intellectuals―André Breton, Paul Éluard and Georges Bataille―through to their opposing positions following the Spanish Civil War.
Accompanied by catalogue.
Picasso: Paisajes de Barcelona, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 29 May – 18 September. Exhibition focusing on local landscapes painted and drawn by Picasso mainly between 1895 and 1903 as he was developing his own personal style. He returned to paint the city once more in 1917 in a radically different manner. The works are shown beside archival photographs of the views. As the Ruiz Picasso family first settled in Barcelona close to the port, the earliest views (1895-99) are of the sea, its breakwaters, port facilities and nearby streets and factories. He later moved his attention to ceremonial and ancient Barcelona , focusing on the Romanesque and Gothic cloisters of its Cathedral and churches in the Ciutat Vella, and also developed skyline views as seen from his families rooftop terrace or azotea. In the early 20th century he increasingly developed views through windows, portals and doorways capturing, contrasting or merging the internal and external.
Post Picasso: Reacciones contemporáneas, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 7 March – 29 June 2014. First exhibition to focus on the influence of Picasso’s art on contemporary visual arts since his death in 1973. Some 75 work including photography and video installations alongside paintings and sculpture, by 42 artists from across the world including Spain and South America. Curated by Michael FitzGerald, Professor of Art at Trinity College, Hartford USA.