© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Adrien Didierjean. © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Earlier today, the Cleveland Museum of Art
announced that its next major exhibit will feature the work of Pablo Picasso. The artist’s “prolonged engagement with paper” is the subject of the forthcoming exhibition Picasso and Paper, organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso, Paris.
It’ll be on view from May 24 to August 23, 2020, in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery.
Showcasing more than 300 works spanning the artist’s entire career, the exhibition highlights Picasso’s “deep appreciation of the physical world and his desire to manipulate diverse materials.” The exhibit will feature assembled collages of cut-and-pasted papers, sculptures from pieces of torn and burnt paper, documentary photographs and manipulated photographs on paper, and an array of printmaking techniques on paper supports.
Highlights include a large collage of cut-and-pasted papers; Cubist papiers collés; artist’s sketchbooks, including studies for Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
; constructed paper guitars from the Cubist and Surrealist periods; and an array of works related to major paintings and sculptural projects.
The exhibition is organized chronologically in 10 sections that'll be displayed in context with a limited number of related paintings and sculptures. A scholarly publication will accompany the exhibition.
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