Picasso’s Poetic Side

Picasso’s Poetic Side

Until March, you have the chance to visit two interrelated temporary exhibitions at the Museu Picasso de Barcelona. The first is entitled “Picasso poeta (Picasso Poet) and reflects on the importance of poetry on the Andalusian artist’s creative process; and the other is “Pablo Picasso, Paul Éluard, una amistat sublim” (Pablo Picasso, Paul Éluard: A Sublime Friendship), which focusses on the relationship between the painter and the surrealist poet.

We’ll start with the second one. Curated by Emmanuel Guigon and Malén Gual, the head and curator of Museu Picasso respectively, it takes us on a thematic and chronological journey through the work of the two figures based on books, poems, illustrated pieces, portraits and drawings by Éluard and his second wife Nusch Éluard, as well as photos by Man Ray and Brassaï and much more material. “Picasso Poet” was also curated by Guigon and with a further four people and takes a fresh look at the close links between writing, especially poetry, and painting, with a broad overview based on new research into Picasso’s work. This exhibition comes three decades after the Musée National Picasso-Paris ran the exhibition “Picasso poète, le crayon qui parle” (Picasso Poet, the Talking Pencil), and it is this same museum that will be hosting the exhibition and the one on Éluard once they have closed in Barcelona.

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