The MuCEM in Marseilles presents a major exhibition of 270 works by the Spanish master demonstrating how Picasso nurtured his influences stemming from traditional art. The exhibition juxtaposes some of the artist’s best works, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, and sculptures with the rich collections of the MuCEM.
Benefiting from exceptional loans and support from public and private collections, both French and international, including a partnership with the Musée National Picasso-Paris, the exhibition brings together essential and iconic works.
“Some pieces have barely been seen by the public, works from private collections have never travelled, some of the works come from abroad and have never set foot in Europe. I’m thinking about la petite corrida which comes from a Israeli museum… It is an exhibition that allows visitors to understand Picasso’s work through popular arts and traditions”said Emilie Girard, MuCEM curator and one of the three curators who worked on this exhibition entitled “A genius without pedestal”.
Images: Installation view – copyright M. Clavel.
Pablo Picasso, Tête de taureau, 1942 Bronze 42 x 41 x 15 cm Collection particulière / Photo © Maurice Aeschimann © Succession Picasso 2016