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Picasso. Tales from the Labyrinth

16 October 2010 - 27 February 2011 | The Royal Collection of Graphic Art

Picasso – A Modernist Master
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is a beacon on the art scene of the first half of the 20th century. More than any other artist Picasso would ceaselessly reinvent his art, turning experimentation into his life’s work. His mastery extended to most aspects of art: Painting, sculpture, ceramics, and graphics. Read more about Picasso

About the exhibition
The majority of the Picassos housed at the Royal Collection of Graphic Art hail from the pre-1950s era. As a result, the exhibition Tales from the Labyrinth traces the overall lines of development that characterise his work from the first half of the 20th century, particularly within graphics. One of the themes forming a coherent link through Picasso’s graphic production from the entire period is his treatment of time as a prominent aspect in the works. More about the exhibition

About the exhibition title
The exhibition title Tales from the Labyrinth refers to one of the exhibition highlights: Picasso’s important graphic series the Vollard Suite from the 1930s. The series was created for the art dealer Ambroise Vollard from 1930 to 1937 and comprises a total of 100 prints. The images presented have a highly narrative quality, featuring aspects such as main characters and dramatic climaxes. At the same time, however, the tale has a labyrinthine structure which makes it difficult to piece together a sequence of events, thereby identifying a true beginning and end. Read more about the work in the room: A tale from the Labyrinth

Want to learn more? Read the book

If you wish to explore the exhibition and its background in greater detail, the accompanying catalogue is available from the museum Bookshop.

 

Essay by Curator Thomas Lederballe and foreword by Director Karsten Ohrt.  Danish with English translation.

 

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About Picasso

About Picasso

Read about Picasso's artistic development until the Post-War years.