Picasso Images The masterpieces, the artist, the man

14 Oct 2016 – 19 Feb 2017

Over 200 pictures are at the heart of the exhibition Picasso Images. Le opere, l’artista, il personaggio (The masterpieces, the artist, the man). The exhibition provides an innovative outline of the development an exceptional artist, together with an intimate portrayal of the man and his rise to fame. This treasure trove of photographic work is flanked by a significant selection of graphic art, sculptures and paintings from the Musée National Picasso-Paris that highlight his artistic evolution.

The exhibition, promoted by Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Crescita culturale – Soprintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, was designed by Electa in collaboration with the Musée National Picasso-Paris and is organised in collaboration with Zètema Progetto Cultura. Curated by Violette Andres and Anne de Mondenard, it will be on display at the Museo dell’Ara Pacis in Rome from the 14th of October 2016 to the 19th of February 2017.

The exhibition is divided into three sections, and provides an in depth analysis of the relationship between photography and the greatest artist of the 20th century: the first illustrates the use of photography as a means of exploration of the world, as a way to document the progress of his work; the second section outlines the fruitful collaboration with avant-garde photographers, such as Brassaï and Dora Maar, who would become his partner, and finally the third documents how, at the height of his fame, he carefully crafted his public image through the press and pictures which contributed to his long-lasting fame.
The exhibit, complemented by the catalogue edited by Electa, is based on the vast array of photographs preserved at the Musée National Picasso-Paris, made up of the artist’s own archives and the museum’s own acquisitions.

Start date
Friday 14 October 2016

End date
Sunday 19 February 2017

Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Spazio espositivo Ara Pacis
Lungotevere in Augusta (angolo via Tomacelli)
00186 Roma
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Curated by
Violette Andres and Anne de Mondenard

Promoted by
Roma Capitale, Assessorato alla Crescita culturale - Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, conceived by Electa