The Picasso Museum is dedicating an exhibition to the artist’s daughter, entitled « Maya Ruiz-Picasso, fille de Pablo », from April 19, 2022 to January 1, 2023.
The intimacy of Pablo Picasso
An unprecedented dive into the intimacy of Pablo Picasso … This is what the Picasso Museum offers with an exhibition around the portraits of his daughter Maya, The exhibition « Maya Ruiz-Picasso, fille de Pablo » proposes to reread part of Picasso’s work through the prism of this filial relationship, to highlight the complicity between father and daughter, and to underline the way whose presence of Maya nourished and amplified the artist’s fascination with childhood.
Picasso’s fascination with childhood
Through major works from the 1930s – portraits of Maya and Marie-Thérèse; sculptures and cut-out papers, as well as memorabilia bringing together correspondence, letters, poems and personal objects, the project intends to tell this specific aspect of Picasso’s intimate story. Completed by a large selection of unpublished photographs, the exhibition will question Picasso’s relationship with his children more broadly – a prolific period for the artist who, between 1938 and 1939, will devote to his daughter, a favorite subject of the moment for Picasso. , no less than 14 portraits, part of which is exhibited here. Paintings that underline « the complicity between father and daughter », as well as « the way in which Maya’s presence nourished and amplified the artist’s fascination with childhood« .
Picasso’s relationship to his children
Through these works, Picasso reveals himself. The exhibition also questions, and more broadly, « Picasso’s relationship to his children, particularly in the context of his years in Cannes, during which the artist shared happy moments with his four reunited children ». The occasion also to celebrate the entry of nine masterpieces into the museum, namely six paintings, nine sculptures and a sketchbook, via the device of the donation in payment, allowing since 1968 the payment in kind of rights. of succession. These nine masterpieces also form the core of the chronological route of this exhibition.
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