LUGANO. Picasso “A Different Gaze” until 17 june 2018. MASI. Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana

A Different Gaze organized in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso of Paris – home to the most complete collection of the artist’s works – and curated by Carmen Giménez, one of the world’s leading authorities on the artist.

Through an unprecedented dialogue between 105 works on paper and 15 sculptures, which document the period between 1905 and 1967, the exhibition covers a vast time span and sheds light on the evolution of Picasso’s style, stressing the fundamental role he played in the art of the XX Century.

Alongside some of the best-known masterpieces by the artist, the exhibition displays works from his personal collection, thus offering to the public the opportunity to admire less known – or never before exhibited – creations that reveal illuminating and intimate aspects of his poetics.

It is said that when he died, Picasso was still holding a pencil in his hand. His drawings and his works on paper truly echo his personal life and experiences. The visitor of the exhibition will come across many references to the women, the places, and the circumstances that marked the artist’s existence. The show is thus an opportunity not only to approach Picasso’s work, but through it, to come nearer to the personality of the great Spanish master.

The exhibition is organized by MASI, Lugano in collaboration with Musée national Picasso-Paris.

Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura. Piazza Bernardino Luini 6. CH – 6901 Lugano

Image: Picasso “Tête de femme 1962” Musée national Picasso-Paris © Succession Picasso / 2018, ProLitteris, Zürich
Photo RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Béatrice Hatala