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From 1 October 2019 to 23 February 2020

Picasso. Magic paintings

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Picasso - Femme dans un fauteuil - Fondation Beyeler
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Pablo Picasso, « Femme dans un fauteuil [Figure] », 1927, Huile sur toile, 128 x 97.8 cm, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Beyeler Collection

About the exhibition

 

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Affiche "Picasso. Tableaux magiques"

Many of the paintings that Picasso did over a period of some four years (summer 1926-spring 1930) form a cohesive group, which Christian Zervos would later (1938) as “tableaux magiques (magic paintings)”. With these works principally figure paintings – Picasso opened a new chapter in his oeuvre, probing a deep emotional dimension, which anticipates the power of Guernica a decade later.

This was accompanied by formal developments that are as radical as anything he had done before, including experimentation with materials and the realization of monumental sculptural ideas in paint.

The works in the show will set not only in terms of the artist’s own development but, importantly, in the context of contemporary Surrealism and psychology (Jung vs Freud) and especially the interest among writers such as Leiris and Zervos on the magical powers ofs art.

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The curators

Emilie Bouvard
Curator at Musée national Picasso-Paris

Marilyn McCully
Art historian, curator

Michael Raeburn
Writer, publisher, curator

Pictures

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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques
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Salles de l'exposition Tableaux magiques

Musée national Picasso-Paris's conferences 

Each exhibition at the Musée national Picasso-Paris gives rise to a series of monthly lectures, free and open to everyone in an intimate format. Led by curators, professionals or researchers from a variety of disciplines, they are an opportunity to extend or deepen the themes and reflections addressed in the exhibitions.

Conférence inaugurale de « Picasso. Tableaux magiques »
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Conférence inaugurale de « Picasso. Tableaux magiques »
Conférence « La bibliothèque personnelle de Picasso »
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Conférence « La bibliothèque personnelle de Picasso » (Exposition « Picasso. Tableaux magiques »)

CATALOGUE

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Catalogue "Picasso. Tableaux magiques"
The exhibition catalogue
Picasso. Tableaux magiques
39 euros
Collective work directed under the direction of the curators of the exhibition Emilie Bouvard, Marilyn McCully, Michael Raeburn

Language : french
Pages : 208 pages / 215 illustrations
Format : 22,5 x 30cm
Co-publishing Musée national Picasso-Paris / Silvana Editorial