Budapest is hosting an exhibition “To Be Seen” dedicated to one of the most influential artists of the 20th century
Officially opening from April, 21 until the end of June, 2016.
The awesome exhibition is organised by the Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery and with co-operating partner the Musée national Picasso – Paris.
The spirit of Pablo Picasso arrived to Budapest in boasting over a hundred paintings, prints drawings, works of sculptures ceramic, photographs and films. The exhibition features within the 100 works the majority of 74 pieces which have been kindly loaned to the Hungarian National Gallery by the Musée National Picasso-Paris. Other masterpieces are from major global museums, including the Israel Museum – Jerusalem, the Beyeler Foundation – Basel, the Kunstmuseum – Bern, the Pushkin Museum – Moscow and the Staatsgalerie – Stuttgart. The Ludwig Museum – Budapest – Hungarian National Gallery who also owns paintings showing Picasso’s career period, paying particularly attention to one aspect of his oeuvre … the constant transfiguration in his portrayal of the human figure.
Visitors are invited to take an informal journey through the masterpieces of Picasso’s distinctive creative method, his Life through Art that spanned more than seven decades. At the Gallery’s Seven Halls, can be seen the human form played as a prominent role in Picasso’s every period … the woman … the emotional … passionate being … the thinker … the artist … the sociopolitical player … the member of the star-system. The changes in the way Picasso modelled his figures reveal the very essence of his art, and his incessant innovation imbued everything he touched. This can be traced through the variety of media shown on the spot which is within the showcase of the superb exhibition.
Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter