Picasso Peace & Freedom
11. February - 29. May 2011
Louisiana’s spring exhibition adds new aspects to our insight into the perhaps greatest 20th-century artist and to what drove him personally. A selection of works dating from 1944 to his death in 1973 draw a rich and varied picture of the socially conscious, politically committed and peace-loving Picasso.
“Picasso as an artist and Picasso as a campaigner for freedom is one and the same person”
The exhibition Picasso: Peace and Freedom shows how Picasso related to his own time and thus to the historical and political events at the end of the Second World War and after. It comprises about 50 oil paintings as well as a large number of drawings, lithographs, ceramic works, posters and other documentation.
The exhibition Picasso: Peace & Freedom is divided into eight thematic sections: The Charnel House and Paris after the War; Still Lifes; The Dove of Peace; The Women of Algiers; The Rape of the Sabines; Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe; Mothers and Musqueteers, and War and Peace. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration with Tate Liverpool and Albertina in Vienna, and gives Louisiana an exceptional chance to present our visitors with yet another theme in Picasso’s gigantic and multi-facetted oeuvre.
Here you can see a Timeline of Picasso’s life and work from the Second World War until his death, as well as read several Picasso quotes. These texts are shown on the wall marking the entrance to the exhibition. View or download this document as a pdf file here »
The exhibition Picasso: Peace & Freedom is organized by Tate Liverpool in collaboration with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art