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Eye Games.

14 Mar. 2016 11 Sep. 2016

The exhibition Eye Games. Collection looked at the representation of the gaze in Pablo Picasso’s work. This representation is in turn directly influenced by the gaze that the artist himself directed towards his subject in each work, and it enables us to follow Picasso’s technical and stylistic development.

Thanks to the gazes present in the 43 works from the MPM’s Collection that made up this exhibition, we could appreciate how rich this theme was throughout Picasso’s body of work. Illustrated books from the MPM Library and a selection of photographs from the Roberto Otero Archive completed the exhibition, in which Museo Picasso Malaga showed us some of its lesser-known holdings.

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Throughout his lifetime Picasso never ceased to change his way of depicting the subject in his different processes of creation. His style transformed with each of his muses (Fernande, Olga, Marie-Thérèse, Dora, Françoise, Jacqueline…) but it also evolved with each new process of research he undertook. The inventiveness reflected in all these gazes provides amble evidence of the sheer breadth and complexity of his work.

Eye Games. Collection, therefore examined the representation of the gaze in Pablo Picasso’s work, bearing in mind the artist’s own vision of the sitter. The exhibition was organised in a chronological itinerary, with the exception of the symbolic work The Artist’s Eyes which opened the show. It was brought to a close with Head of a Bearded Man II, a perfect replica of the gaze in The Artist’s Eyes.

The chronological order was also broken by two thematic chapters: one focused on the theme of The Artist and His Model and the other on Play of Gazes, the latter featuring works in which the interactions between the gazes of the depicted characters play a key role.

The works on show included sculpture, drawing, graphic works, ceramics and illustrated books. Also on show were holdings from the bibliographic collection in the museum’s library and a selection of photos from the Fondo Roberto Otero archive.



21st-23rd March 2016
Children and youngsters taking part in these workshops discovered a different work method each day.


April- June 2016
Talks by Ramón Paredes, Pablo Fernández Berrocal and Salvador Haro. Three approachs to offer new ways of understanding and perceiving Picasso’s work.


3rd June 2016
Aimed at adult public, this activity will delve into the secrets of the etching.


10th and 17th June 2016
Two sessions to learn about this millenarian technique. For adult audiences.

Linocut Workshop

21st July 2016
Practice and discover more about this relief engraving technique. Aimed at adult public.

Exhibition Leaflet