Nov —— Dec 2022

Engraved in Verse

Social participation in connection with the Dialogues with Picasso exhibition

“Engraved in Verse" is a co-creation project in which 330 participants convert 15 poems written by Picasso between 1935 and 1959 into a collective visual narration using intaglio techniques such as drypoint and lino printing.

The Museo Picasso Málaga has been running the ‘Art and Social Participation" programme since 2004. Aimed at all audiences, it sets out to promote effective inclusion and real accessibility to art and culture for everyone.

In ‘Engraving in Verse, each participant addresses the challenge of giving visual form to a fragment of Picasso’s verses in order to create a choral composition out of all the prints. Each print is transferred onto intaglio paper with texts by Luis de Góngora, a Golden Age author and a point of reference for Picasso, who came to illustrate twenty-one of his sonnets.

All in all, ‘Engraved in Verse’ is an amalgam of graphic art made up of words and images. Displayed on eleven panels, it shows the intaglio prints created by the participants and the panels with the verses by Picasso that inspired the compositions. This project, as part of the ‘Art and Social Participation’ programme run by the Museo Picasso Málaga, is organised with the collaboration of Fundació ‘la Caixa’.


Gallery of Images