The purpose of this exhibition is to explore the meaning of the horse images in the artist’s work. Picasso produced many pictures of horses, and they alternated between male and female symbols, light and shade, tragedy and entertainment, desire and wisdom. He never abandoned this motif, and it was in fact part of his own personal mythology, from his earliest childhood years in Malaga, to the last days of his life in Mougins, France.
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Work on display: Approximately 50 works by Pablo Picasso will be shown alongside a selection of engravings of Francisco de Goya’s Los Disparates(Proverbs), and La caballeriza de Don Juan de Austria (The Royal Stables of Don Juan de Austria), based on 16th-century drawings by Jan Straet. Both these series are from the Spanish National Library in Madrid. The exhibition also includes photographs of the cities in which Picasso spent his childhood and youth - Malaga, Corunna, Barcelona and Paris. They illustrate specific references to city landscapes and characters that represent the artist’s circle and his surroundings, and which he used for his studies.
Lenders: The works in this exhibition are on loan from, amongst others, Museu Picasso, Barcelona; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Tate Gallery, London; the University of Edinburgh Fine Art Collection, Edinburgh; MOMA Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The Phillips Collection, Washington, as well as from various privately-owned European and UScollections.
Curator: Dominique Dupuis-Labbé, Chief Conservator of the Collections Department of the Directorate of French Museums, and teacher at the École du Louvre.
Catalogue: An illustrated catalogue will be published in both Spanish and English, containing a brief selection of writings by Pablo Picasso and essays by the exhibition curator, Dominique Duppuis-Labbé; Laurence Madeline, conservator at the Musée d’Orsay, and Jean-Louis Gouraud, the French historian and publisher.
MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA
Palacio de Buenavista
C/ San Agustín, 8
29015 Málaga, Spain
Tel. 952 12 76 00
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