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  • Pablo Picasso, Paul Eluard. A sublime friendship

    • Date November 8th, 2019 - March 15th, 2020
    • Paul Eluard was Picasso’s best friend from 1935 onwards. Following the disappearance of Apollinaire, Eluard was the only poet with who Picasso could converse and exchange or share ideas. Quickly, the surrealist poet became literally captivated by the demiurge-artist, “who insists of seeing everything, on projecting onto the screen of man everything he can understand, admit or transform, figure and transfigure... With Picasso, the walls come down”. Only Eluard’s death, on 18 November 1952, would put an end to this brotherhood.

  • Picasso Poet

    • Date November 8th, 2019 - March 1st, 2020
    • «If I were Chinese, I would not be a painter but a writer: I would write my paintings.» «When it comes down to it, all arts are one. You can write a painting with words, just as you can paint feelings in a poem.» Picasso emerged as a full-fledged writer starting in 1935; André Breton had then consecrated him in his text “Picasso poète”, which was published in Cahiers d’art that same year. Even so, his inclination for words, for writing, poetry and language, goes back to when he was a young adult, when he created small newspapers and sent them by post to his parents.

  • Picasso, the Photographer’s Gaze

    • Date June 7th to September 24th, 2019
    • The exhibition "Picasso, the Photographer’s Gaze" offers an immersion into Pablo Picasso’s universe through photography, a versatile form of expression that produces images so diverse that they possess all the facets of a creator who is at the same time author, model, witness and spectator of his work and life.

  • In the Name of the Father

    • Date June 7th to September 24th, 2019
    • The exhibition «In the Name of the Father» explores the artistic and vital legacy of Pablo Picasso from different perspectives but always as an inescapable reference and included in the line of research of the relationship of current contemporary artists with the work and the figure of Pablo Picasso.