Picasso – Giacometti : Dialogue between two masters


Picasso - Giacometti : Dialogue between two masters
Exhibition from October 4, 2016 to February 5, 2017 at the Museum Picasso-Paris

The Picasso Museum presents the first exhibition dedicated to the two greatest artists’s works of the twentieth century: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966).

Thanks to an exceptional loan from the Giacometti Foundation, this new exhibition, which will occupy the ground  and first floors of the hotel Salé, collects together more than 200 works of  the two masters from the sumptuous collections of the Picasso Museum and the Giacometti Foundation, as well as loans from French and foreign collections.

An important piece of research, managed together between the archives of the Museum Picasso and Giacometti Foundation, revealed unpublished documents, sketches, notebooks and meaningful annotations. They throw light on the unknown relationships between the two artists, relationships both friendly and formal, and the mutual benefit they had supported , despite twenty years of age difference.

With different temperaments, but both characterized by great freedom of mind and creativeness, Picasso and Giacometti share a fascination with the connections between Eros and Thanatos, like the swing of the limits of representation. From their encounter in the early 1930s until their dialogues that improved their mind during the post-war period concerning the arguments for a return to realism, the two artists have never stopped to exchange impressions about their creation. As the exhibition reveals it, many formal and thematic similarities brought their works closer to the surrealist period. From the late 1930s onwards, both will transform their practice and share questionings about art and its relation to reality, which the painter-sculptor and the sculptor-painter respond with different formal solutions.

Curator: Catherine Grenier.

Associated Curators: Serena Bucalo-Mussely et Virginie Perdrisot

Musée national Picasso-Paris – 5 rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris – France.

More information: www.museepicassoparis.fr


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