The Ministry of Culture has assured in 251.6 million euros 31 works for exhibition at the Museo Picasso Málaga,in the temporary exhibition ‘Picasso: matter and body’, as published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
The works have been donated by the Museo Nacional Picasso in Paris and the Almine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso Foundation for Art and the exhibition will be open to the public from May 9 to September 10.
Conceived by the first director of the Museo Picasso Málaga, Carmen Giménez, the exhibition will include a careful selection of sculptures that will go through the plurality of styles that Picasso used to explore and expand forms of three-dimensional representation of the human body.
Throughout his entire artistic life and intermittently throughout his vast production, the artist was busy breaking down the human body into a variety of formats and genres, using all the materials at his disposal in his sculptures: wood, bronze , iron, cement, steel or plaster. The foregoing indicates that for Picasso, sculpture was not at all secondary in his production, but that he conceived it as a form of expression comparable to painting, drawing, engraving or ceramics. The sculptural practice became more evident and prolific during the cubist period of his production, Picasso made sculptures from the beginning of his extensive artistic career and dedicated himself to this plastic language throughout his life.
The works have been donated by the Picasso National Museum in Paris and the Almine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso Foundation for Art.