Celebrating Pablo Picasso’s “creative legacy” 50 years after his demise


Spain and France are to carry greater than 40 exhibitions and occasions to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s demise at Picasso Celebration 1973 – 2023.

Talking a joint press convention in Madrid, the Spanish and French tradition ministers mentioned that the occasions might be held in 38 main establishments in Europe and the USA from October.

Miquel Iceta, Spain’s Tradition and Sports activities Minister defined the target of the programme: “Our goal, in the long run, is to say Picasso’s creative legacy and the validity of his work. If there may be an artist who defines the twentieth century, who represents it with all its cruelty, violence, ardour, excesses and contradictions, that is, undoubtedly, Pablo Picasso,” mentioned Iceta. 

“It is going to additionally enable us to confront him from a up to date perspective, serving to us to grasp with in the present day’s eyes an artist who continues to be alive 50 years after his demise,” added Iceta.

From the outdated to the brand new – Picasso primed for youthful generations

The French Tradition Minister Rima Abdul Malak mentioned the goal of the occasions is to introduce and assist clarify the grasp to youthful audiences.

 “Let’s not cover our face, in the present day there are various debates across the reception of Picasso’s work, particularly from his relationship with girls. To steer the youthful generations in the direction of his artwork, we should give them the keys to understanding his work, his life and open areas of trade to embrace his work as an entire, and to indicate all sides, all attainable readings of his work,” mentioned Abdul Malak. 

Picasso was born in Málaga in 1881 and died in France in 1973.

His artworks might be showcased in such locations as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Artwork and in addition within the metropolis on the Guggenheim together with Belgium’s Royal Museum of Superb Arts.