Exhibition room 10. From homage to satire

After Picasso’s second stay in Paris, where he had moved in a new artistic environment and been introduced to new intellectual referents and professional perspectives, his portraits of Rusiñol reveal a progressive detachment and distancing.

The formerly serious and respectful tone becomes ironic, even satirical. The later portraits of Rusiñol can be regarded as the paradigm with which to explain Picasso’s attitude to the status quo of the Barcelona art scene and one of its most prominent and representative figures.

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