Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) The Painter and the Model, 1963. Oil on canvas, 130 x 162 cm. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid © Pablo Picasso Succession, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023
THE MUSEO PICASSO MÁLAGA RECEIVES "THE PAINTER AND THE MODEL", A WORK BY PICASSO FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MUSEO NACIONAL CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFÍA
From today until July 10, the Museo Picasso Málaga is showing The Painter and the Model (1963), an oil painting by Pablo Picasso from the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in exchange for the loan of works from the Málaga museum to the Madrid institution for its exhibition Picasso 1906. The Great Transformation as part of the Celebration Picasso 1973–2023 programme.
Works from the MPM now on view in La Coruña are Portrait of Lola (1894), The Washerwomen (1895), and Still Life with Musical Instruments on a Table (1913). Another group of paintings has been sent to the French town of Antibes to be shown in the exhibitions organised as part of the international Celebration Picasso 1973–2023 programme: Man, Woman and Child (1972); Motherhood (1970); Bullfighter (1971); and Head of a Man (1972).
From today and for the next few months, the Palacio de Buenavista is adding to its display of Picasso’s important oil painting, The Painter and the Model of 1963, in exchange for the works loaned by the Museo Picasso Málaga for the exhibition Picasso 1906. The Great Transformation, to be held at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, from November 14, 2023, to March 4, 2024. In this painting, the artist addresses what had been one of his main concerns: the process of artistic creation. Picasso devoted the last ten years of his life to exploring this theme, embodied by the figures of the painter and his model in the studio. For the exhibition Picasso 1906. The Great Transformation at the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Museo Picasso Málaga is lending Small Figure (1907) and three other works executed in 1906 owned by the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and currently on display as part of its collection: Head of a Woman, Woman viewed from Behind, and Fernande with a Mantilla.
In addition, Portrait of Lola (1894), The Washerwomen (1895), and Still Life with Musical Instruments on a Table (1913) are already in the Museo de Bellas Artes de La Coruña, where from Thursday, March 23 to June 25, they will be part of the exhibition Picasso White in the Blue Memory, which examines the mark left by A Coruña on Picasso’s oeuvre.
Another four works have also left the Museo Picasso Málaga for the Musée Picasso-Antibes in France to be shown in Picasso 1969–1972: la fin du debut, which features works from the artist’s final years and is scheduled for April 8 - June 25, 2023. They are Man, Woman and Child (1972), Motherhood (1970), Bullfighter (1971), and Head of a Man (1972).
The works lent to both La Coruña and Antibes are in turn temporary loans from the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso to the Museo Picasso Málaga for its exhibition Dialogues with Picasso. Collection 2020–2023, except for Man, Woman and Child (1972), which is part of the museum’s own collection. The exhibitions at all three museums are part of the events organised in connection with Celebration Picasso 1973–2023, the international programme to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death in 2023.
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