The Palacio La Moneda Cultural Center (CCPLM) exhibits a new y the last exhibition of this 2016 dedicated to Picasso, and that ends the celebration of the tenth anniversary since the creation of the cultural center. The exhibition opened its doors to the public this December 14 and it will be available until January 5, 2017.
Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor, was one of the most important artists of the twenties century: he founded the basis for the development and the consolidation of the Cubism, one the most recognized avant-garde movements throughout modern art history. Under this precedent, Emilia Philippot, graphic art curator in the Musée National Picasso-Paris, and the person in charge of the curatorial work of the exhibition, made a division in nine sections chronologically organized, relating through different work of arts the life of the artist, its circumstances and influences, researches, and artistic experiments.
The exhibited works of art were part of a Picasso’s private collection. In them, he talked about a topic that obsessed him like war, female figure, eroticism, the study of geometric figures…
Picasso’s work is versatile and is extended from painting to the sculpture, printmaking, and montage, among others. Since his beginnings, the artist wanted to paint as a kid –through spontaneous boosts-, because it was the purest manifestation of innocence. In this search, the Spanish went through diverse stages during his artistic experimentation: in a first moment, he was influenced by the Spanish baroque classics. However, at the beginnings of the twenties century, and together with George Braque, they gave way to Cubism’s creation. At first, it’s possible to see in his work a clear influence of Cezanne’s geometry. Nevertheless, he experimented more and more with form, until reaching the named “analytic” Cubism, where Hombre con Guitarra (Old Man with a Guitar) is located as the most characteristic work of art. Later, the “synthetic” Cubism appeared, in which the collage was used as support to its creation, standing out the work Naturaleza Muerta con Silla de Paja (Still Life with Chair Caning.)
In other aspect, women or female body were the forms and topic that obsessed the artist: he portrayed women he loved; he did a reinterpretation of the classic theme the swimmer and female nude. However, in his final works was where he let go of his push and he was freely to portray erotic women. But it wasn’t a simple desire, he did it to release himself to the chains own experimentation bringing a vital push to his own form of interpreting art.
With the collaboration of the Musée National Picasso-Paris and thanks to the contribution of the Doña Inés de Collahuasi Mining Company and the company manager of highways Abertis, from today it will be exhibited in the Palacio La Moneda Cultural Center more than 100 artworks of the Spanish artist, among those stands out his classical phase, where influenced by Velázquez and Goya are evinced, like in the Hombre con Gorra , his guitars and women sculptures, the experimentation phase with ceramic where he created a collection of owls, the research for the Guernica and Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, apart from several drawings and sketches made over his life. The exhibition will have pottery, cubist sculpture, and portray workshops for children and adults, and also educational visits will be made with the informative contribution of brochures with information about the artist and his work, among other activities that the Mustakis Interactive Area, part of the Mustakis Foundation will promote.