Picasso’s works on paper go on view at the Israel Museum

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An impressive exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s works on paper is presented at the Israel Museum from 6 July 6 to 19 November. Pablo Picasso: Drawing Inspiration brings together nearly 300 works from the Museum’s extensive collection and features paintings on loan from the Musée Picasso, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; together with works from the Israel Museum’s own collection.

“Picasso’s aesthetic morphed continuously in response to changing cultural exposure, life experience, politics, and many other external and internal influences.”said James S. Snyder, Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Israel Museum.

Pablo Picasso: Drawing Inspiration follows the artist’s development chronologically, from the turn of the 20th century to 1970, just three years before his death. Throughout the exhibition, the development of his recurring themes are explored in great depth, including Picasso’s frequent return to women, the Minotaur, and bullfighting.

A highlight of the exhibition is the presentation of works from four major printmaking portfolios that spanned Picasso’s career including La Suite des Saltimbanques (1904-1905), the first major printmaking project executed by Picasso, featuring a series of 14 etchings and drypoints that brings together works created from the Blue and Rose Periods.

Image: Pablo Picasso, Head of a Sleeping Woman (Study for Nude with Drapery), 1907 (detail). Oil on canvas, 61.4 x 47.6 cm. © 2016. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence and Succession.