Self-portrait: from cubism to classicismThe exhibition opens with the well-known canvas “Self-Portrait Self-Portraits were written not only by portrait painters. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more with a palette. The imperturbable face of the author, a strong, strong figure vividly illustrates the inner confidence of the artist. Picasso is becoming increasingly popular in the heart of the artistic avant-garde of Paris. The 24-year-old young man depicted in the picture is bursting with health and inner strength. Gradually, the works of Pablo Picasso begin to show more and more his research in the field of personality psychology, expressed through external space. Simply put, what is the studio - so is the master. Are his views, tastes and ideas changing? The author and his studio on canvases look different, turning into a true art object. There is a special style of the artist in the presentation of space: for example, he depicts a room from several angles at once. The most striking example of this style is the work of the “Workshop” of 1920. At this time, a gradual transition from cubism to classicism is clearly noticeable, to which the artist will return again and again.Workshop at the Villa California in CannesPablo Picasso1956, 114 × 146 cm
Model in the studio: between classicism and surrealismInspired by travel to Italy, the mood is reflected in the subsequent works of the author. Picasso boldly experiments and discovers his passion for surrealism. His studio images are written in a sharp, violent manner. A little later, Pablo Picasso continues his experiments in Cubism, as if he was breaking the world into elements, and portraying, in particular, the female body. SurrealismSurrealism - (from French Surrealisme) - a trend in avant-garde art of the first half of the twentieth century, characterized by the merging of reality with something other than non-opposition. Surrealism is a dream - it is not real, but not surreal. The style is characterized by allusions and a paradoxical combination of forms, visual deception. Surrealist canvases often have hard objects, stones spread out, and the water on the contrary becomes stone. Read further in the works of Picasso well reflects his romantic image “A Girl with a Mandolin” (1932). The body of the girl is written in a special landscape (or "still life") manner.
Metamorphosis of the war period: red on gloomy
The real cry of the soul of the creator - these are the works of Picasso during the war period. Skulls and bulging bulging eyes, screaming women and mad horses ... Pablo does not stand aside from the cruelty of wartime, he quickly reacts to everything by creating his dark canvases. The exhibition presents a picture of this period “A Woman in a Red Armchair” (1939): the gentle image of Maria Theresa Walter is subordinated to the “drunk” whirlwind of colors. This picture is brightly discordant with other works by Picasso of the time.
Hymn to nature and work with natureIn the late 1940s, Pablo Picasso decides to spend more time among the rich colors of the Mediterranean and buys a cozy chalet in Cannes. He walks a lot, breathes air, enjoys a calm atmosphere after a break with Françoise Gilot. The next page on the canvas - the relationship of the artist and the models. In the 1950s, he created a series of drawings on the theme of the studio and the model, and in his new house the model Jacqueline Rock poses. What is the palette at this time? The place is changing again, which means time: Picasso resorts to previously used techniques and classical motifs in the spirit of Velázquez. Closes the exhibition self-portrait self-portraits were written not only by portrait painters. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more Picasso "A man on a chair" (1969), a public demonstration of which took place only once in the Palais des Papes d'Avignon in 1970.
The picture refers to the late work of the artist, to the period of “subtle perception” of space, in particular - his own studio.
The magical excursion into the secrets of the artist’s studios takes place from February 12 to May 11 at the Fundacion Mapfre Museum in Madrid. The exhibition "Picasso: In the Studio" is held with the assistance of private funds, as well as exhibits kindly provided by other museums (the Picasso Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Tate, the Pompidou Center and others).
Prepared by Anna Denisenko