Pablo Picasso
Figure: Project for a Monument to Guillaume Apollinaire, 1928
Iron wire and sheet metal
59.5 × 13 × 32 cm
Musée national Picasso-Paris. Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979. MP265
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Adrien Didierjean

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
Avenida Abandoibarra, 2
48009 Bilbao
Spain

Picasso sculptor. Matter and body

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) worked with sculpture practically from the beginning of his long career. For the artist from Malaga, it was not a minor medium, but a form of expression comparable to painting, drawing or engraving. In his practice, there were no major and minor arts, but different languages and materials that allowed him to convey different aspects of his creation. The body, the ultimate goal of representation and Picasso's main instrument throughout his career, is the fundamental pillar of this exhibition, which is part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death.

This selection of sculptures encompasses the plurality of styles that Picasso used to represent the forms of the human body, deconstructing it in order to recompose it. In this endeavor, he used indiscriminately all the means and objects at his disposal, integrating them into a hitherto unpublished ensemble. The sculptor Julio González placed Picasso's sculptural gaze at the genesis of his work: "I have often observed that there is no form that leaves him indifferent. He looks at everything, at all times, because all forms represent something for him; and he sees everything as a sculptor [...]. In my opinion, the mysterious side, the nerve center, if you can call it that, of Picasso's work is in the 'sculpture' [...] that has given so much to talk about his work, that has brought him so much glory".


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Pablo Picasso<br />Figure: Project for a Monument to Guillaume Apollinaire, 1928<br />Iron wire and sheet metal<br />59.5 × 13 × 32 cm<br />Musée national Picasso-Paris. Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979. MP265<br />© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023<br />Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Adrien Didierjean
Pablo Picasso
Figure: Project for a Monument to Guillaume Apollinaire, 1928
Iron wire and sheet metal
59.5 × 13 × 32 cm
Musée national Picasso-Paris. Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979. MP265
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Adrien Didierjean
Pablo Picasso<br />Head of a Woman, April–July 1937 [original in plaster made in Boisgeloup in 1931]<br />Cement, unique edition<br />142 × 54.5 × 62.5 cm<br />Musée Picasso, Antibes<br />Gift of the artist, 1954<br />© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023
Pablo Picasso
Head of a Woman, April–July 1937 [original in plaster made in Boisgeloup in 1931]
Cement, unique edition
142 × 54.5 × 62.5 cm
Musée Picasso, Antibes
Gift of the artist, 1954
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023

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