PICASSO. Between Cubism and Classicism: 1915-1925

22 settembre > 21 gennaio 2018
From a distance of a hundred years, the exhibition will retrace Picasso's 1917 trip to Rome and Naples following Sergei Diaghilev's company Ballets Russes with poet Jean Cocteau and musician Igor Stravinsky. This was the trip during which Picasso met and fell in love with Olga Khokhlova, the first dancer in the company and his first wife.

curated by Olivier Berggruen
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PICASSO. Between Cubism and Classicism: 1915-1925

From a distance of a hundred years, the exhibition will retrace Picasso's 1917 trip to Rome and Naples following Sergei Diaghilev's company Ballets Russes with poet Jean Cocteau and musician Igor Stravinsky. This was the trip during which Picasso met and fell in love with Olga Khokhlova, the first dancer in the company and his first wife.

In addition to those few but decisive weeks spent in Italy – critical in the development of Picasso's post-war art – the exhibition examines his work immediately following his time there, casting light on his exceptional capacity for experimenting with different styles, from the joyful decorativism of collage-inspired works to the stylized realism of the paintings from the so-called Diaghilev years, from his still lifes with their Cubist leanings to the antiquity-inspired portraits with their solemnity evocative of the classical world.

The exhibition includes extraordinary masterpieces generously loaned from the most prestigious museums in the world, from the Musée Picasso in Paris – a partner in the project – to the MoMa in New York, the Tate in London, the Museu Picasso in Barcellona, the Guggenheim in New York, the Thyssen in Madrid, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Bridgestone in Tokyo, the Berggruen Museum in Berlin and the Fondation Beyeler in Basil.  

Because of its monumental dimensions (10 x 16 metres), the immense stage curtain Picasso painted for the ballet Parade in 1917, on loan from the Centre Pompidou in Paris, cannot be displayed in the Scuderie del Quirinale. It is presented under the vault frescoed by Pietro da Cortona in the Salone of Palazzo Barberini, part of the Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica museum network.




EXHIBITION

Le Scuderie del Quirinale Rome,
via XXIV Maggio numero 16

OPENING HOURS
Sunday to Thursday  from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 10:30pm

last admission one hour before closing time
TIKETS
All tickets include the audio guide in Italian, English and French

Full price € 15.00
Reduced price € 13.00
Under 18 free admission
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PICASSO. Between Cubism and Classicism: 1915-1925 | curated by Olivier Berggruen
22 settembre > 21 gennaio 2018