· Where? Museu Picasso
· When? From April 21st to October 16th. 2011
Data: from 1 July to 16 October 2011
Curator: Marilyn McCully, an independent curator specialising in Picasso
Organisation and production: Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam and Picasso Museum of Barcelona
This exhibition, coproduced by the Picasso Museum with the Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam, will present Picasso’s artistic evolution from his arrival in 1900 to Paris, where he discovered a thriving international art community, to 1907, when he assumed the role of leading the vanguard in the French capital.
His first direct contact with the works of the artists who were at the forefront of Paris’ artistic scene was a revelation for the painter. His reaction was immediate, as was reflected in both his discovery of new painting and graphic techniques and his adoption of new subject matter based on his own experiences of life and modern art.
This exhibition will bring together works by Picasso made in different media and works by artists such as Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Rodin, Steinlen, Gauguin and, in particular, Van Gogh, among others, whose work was at the height of its power in this period in Paris, and it aims not to compare them with each other but to give an idea of the visual stimulus that Parisian life and art represented for Picasso during the first decade of the 20th century.