Picasso On the Beach at The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Pablo Picasso, 1936 Photograph by Man Ray

Back in August, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection opened an amazing little show about the maestro of modern art, Pablo Picasso. Produced in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, this exhibition focuses on one of Peggy Guggenheim’s favorite works of art, depicting a major outdoor theme of Picasso’s œuvre: the beach.

Picasso On the Beach at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Picasso Bagnante alla cabina che salta con la corda

Picasso On the Beach was curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. The exhibition was installed in the museum’s Project Rooms and will be showing there until January 7, 2018. This fascinating exhibition is in collaboration with the Musee national Picasso-Paris. The show focuses on one of Peggy Guggenheim’s favorite works of art, Picasso’s On the Beach (La Baignade). Picasso on the Beach is composed of ten drawings, three paintings, and sculpture, made by Picasso between February and December 1937.

Picasso, Sulla Spiaggia

Throughout his career, Pablo Picasso recounted many depictions of beaches and bathers – a subject that tends to cling to each new formal and iconography departure. The artist certainly did not discover a new subject, but rather identified and revealed the only real outdoor theme of his entire body of work. And it is this particular subject that united his personal experience with tradition while creating something not only new but absolutely revolutionary. Like the man himself.


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