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  • Sonia and Robert Delaunay

    • Date 20/10/00 to 21/2/01
    • Give an overall view of the work of Robert and Sonia Delaunay.
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      As part of the policy of exhibitions that the Picasso Museum regularly programmes on the artistic avant-garde from the first half of the twentieth century is the Delaunay exhibition, which is to be inaugurated in the autumn of 2000, and which plans to give an overall view of the work of Robert and Sonia Delaunay. The exhibition will focus especially on the years that the couple lived on the Iberian Peninsula, coinciding with the beginning of the First World War.

      Between 1914 and 1921, Sonia and Robert lived in Via Dominho (Portugal), in Vigo, in Barcelona and in Madrid. These years were very rich and prolific for both of them. The exhibition will display paintings, drawings, engravings, ceramics, fabric and clothes designs done by Robert (Paris, 1885 - Montpellier, 1941) and Sonia Delaunay (the Ukraine, 1885 - París, 1979).

      The exhibition has been organised jointly with the Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

      Exhibition Organisers:
      Brigitte Léal, curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
      M. Teresa Ocaña i Gomà, Director of the Barcelona Picasso Museum.

  • Steinlen and the 1900 period

    • Date 29/1/00 to 28/5/00
    • Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, a versatile creator, painter, caricaturist and poster designer, was an exceptional eyewitness to his times.
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      He knew how convey life at the turn of the century with all the artistic means that he had in his power. The exhibition presents Steinlen’s work in relation to his predecessors (Carrière, Monet, Degas...) and his contemporaries (Renoir, Bonnard, Picasso...) and at the same time, compares it to other artistic careers. Steinlen and the 1900 Period expresses what the Belle Époque meant, and shows Montmartre as the heart of creative effervescence in particular.

      Steinlen had a strong influence on Catalan artistic and cultural life. Through magazines such as Gil Blas, which had a large circulation in Catalonia, his work enjoyed great acceptance among Catalan artists at the turn of the century, for example Casas, Rusiñol, Sunyer, Canals, Opisso...

      Sections of the Exhibition:

      • The Birth of the Modern Poster
      • La Belle Époque
      • On the Other Side of the Set Decoration
      • Illustrations
      • Works on War
      • The Cabaret Le chat noir