until May 1, 2023
Joining the international commemorations of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), the Fondation Beyeler will present a selection of ten late paintings in one room concerned with images of artist and model.
These highly expressive works created in the last decade of Picasso’s career, attest to the artist’s undiminished creative energy and productivity up to the end of his life. In these paintings, Picasso explores the (self)-image of the artist and the creative act as well as the image of the female body. For contemporary viewers, they also raise questions regarding the representation of women in art today.
2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death and thus places the year under the sign of the celebration of his work in France, Spain and internationally. To celebrate Picasso’s legacy today is a way to question what this major work for western modernity represents today. It is to show its living, accessible and current part.
The Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 is initiated by the Musée national Picasso-Paris and Bernard Picasso, grandson of the artist and president of the FABA and the Picasso Museum in Malaga. It is structured around some fifty exhibitions and events to be held in renowned cultural institutions in Europe and North America, which, together, thanks to new interpretations and approaches, will make it possible to review the state of studies and understanding of Picasso’s work.