Maya Riuz-Picasso, the exhibition at the Picasso Museum

By Laurent P. Posted on January 8, 2022 at 12:28 pm

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The Picasso Museum is dedicating an exhibition to the daughter of the eponymous artist, entitled “Maya Ruiz-Picasso, fille de Pablo”, from April 19, 2022 to January 1, 2023.

An unprecedented dive into the privacy of Pablo Picasso… This is what the Picasso museum with an exhibition around the portraits of his daughter Maya, titled Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Pablo’s fille, from April 19, 2022 to January 1, 2023. The exhibition thus retraces a part of the artist’s life and proposes to reread a part of his work through the prism of this relationship he maintains with his daughter, born in 1935 of his passionate relationship with Marie-Thérèse Walter.

A prolific period for the artist who, between 1938 and 1939, devoted to his daughter, the favorite subject of the moment for Picasso, not less than 14 portraits part of which is exposed here. Tables that underline “the bond between the father and his daughter“, as well as “how Maya’s presence nourished and amplified the artist’s fascination with childhood“. Through paintings, sculptures, paper cutouts and others memorabilia bringing together correspondence, letters, poems and personal objects, Picasso reveals himself.

The exhibition also questions, and more broadly, “Picasso’s relationship with his children, particularly in the context of his Cannes years during which the artist shared happy moments with his four reunited children“. The opportunity also to celebrate the entry of nine masterpieces at the museum, namely six paintings, nine sculptures and a sketchbook, via the giving in payment system, since 1968 allowing the settlement in kind of inheritance tax. These nine masterpieces also form the core of the chronological route of this exhibition.

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