Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition

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More than 160 pieces of Picasso ceramics are represented in the first major exhibition in Scandinavia focusing on a late, fortunate and highly imaginative part of Picasso’s work.

According to the New York Times, this is one of the top exhibitions to see for 2018.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition
Pablo Picasso with owl, le Fournas Vallauris, 1953

Pablo Picasso is best known for his cube paintings and drawings, but now the art center north of Copenhagen presents a major ceramics exhibition by the world-renowned artist.

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition
Picasso Ceramics, courtesy of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

In the summer of 1946 Picasso sojourns at Golfe-Juan in the south of France and attends a ceramics exhibition in Vallauris, an area well known for its many ceramic workshops. This experience is a turning-point for Picasso, who throughout his life sought new artistic challenges in all possible kinds of materials. Picasso immediately starts experimenting with ceramic materials, oxides and glazes, and the ceramic processes and techniques – especially the unpredictable elements in the actual firing process, mainly because the colors are so difficult to control – clearly presents him with a rich and interesting new challenge.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition
More than 160 pieces of Picasso ceramics are represented in the first major exhibition in Scandinavia

Picasso made a total of 4,000 ceramics.

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition
The Picasso exhibition at Louisiana lasts through 25 May

Since its inception, the Art Center has had close cooperation with Picasso’s descendants. Over the years Louisiana has presented several exhibitions focusing on special periods or themes in his oeuvre.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition
Man in a suit, Ceramics by Picasso

Past exhibitions at Louisiana: Louisiana On Paper; Picasso before Picasso in 2016, Picasso: Peace and Freedom in 2011, Picasso and the Mediterranean in 1996-97, Picasso 1960-1973 in 1988-89, Picasso in 1981 og Picasso in 1968.

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition
Reclining lid, Ceramics by Picasso

The present exhibition, generously supported by Musée national Picasso-Paris, is based on loans from the Picasso family and the Picasso museums in Antibes and Barcelona.

The exhibition runs through 27 May.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition
Head of a Woman, Ceramics by Picasso

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Year with Pablo Picasso Exhibition, Source: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

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