The first Italian exhibition dedicated to the Picasso opens at the Galleria Borghese on October 24th. The exhibition intends to continue the work of investigation on the concept of sculpture that the Museum has been carrying out for many years through masters of different eras. Designed as a journey through the centuries, following the chronological thread of the plastic interpretation of the forms, the event presents 56 masterpieces of the great master made from 1905 to 1964, photographs of unpublished ateliers and videos that tell the context in which the sculptures were born .
During his trip to Rome and Naples in 1917 Picasso was able to confront himself, for the first time, with the sculpture of Roman antiquity and the Renaissance, but also with the Pompeian wall paintings. A visit to the Galleria Borghese allowed him to study Bernini’s sculptures and in the Basilica of San Pietro in the Vatican – Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.
The exhibition at the Galleria Borghese takes into account his experience in contact with the Italian art reflected on great painting themes and sculptures from the Renaissance time.
Most of the critics who recognized the influence of the great masters on Picasso’s pictorial work, in fact, could not estimate the impact that the knowledge of the art of the past had on his sculpture. As a consequence of this the visual and conceptual consonances generated by the dialogue proposed on the exhibition at the Galleria Borghese will open new fields of reflection.
24.10.2018 - 03.02.2019 Galleria Borghese Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5 00197 Roma, Italia tel. +39 068413979 galleriaborghese.beniculturali.it