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Picasso Poet

From 8 November 2019 to 1 March 2020

Pablo Picasso. 'Portrait de jeune fille'. Juan-les-Pins, 3 d’abril de 1936. Musée national Picasso Paris © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Adrien Didierjean © Successió Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2019

Thirty years after the exhibition Picasso poète, le crayon qui parle (Picasso Poet, the Talking Pencil), which was on display at the Musée national Picasso-Paris from 8 November 1989 to 29 January 1990, marking the publication of Picasso Écrits by Gallimard/Rmn, the Museu Picasso now looks to reveal to a new generation the importance of poetic writing in Picasso’s creative process and revisit it in a broader context, with reference to further research on Picasso, the close ties between writing and painting; the textual work (collage, repetitions, variations), which echoes his work as a painter, and, most importantly, the autobiographical content of this “intimate diary”, which sheds light on the intimacy, historical context and complex personality of the artist.

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  • Open to the public:
    8 November 2019 - 1 March 2020

  • Curated by:
    Emmanuel Guigon, director of the Museu Picasso, Barcelona; Marie-Laure Bernadac, honorary general curator of the Museums of France; Claustre Rafart, curator of graphic arts at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona; and Androula Michael, tenured professor at the University of Picardie Jules Verne and UFR des Arts in Paris

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