Not all Picasso lovers are familiar with his extensive collection of graphic works that accompanied his entire artistic output!
2023 will mark the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's passing.
To commemorate him, Deodato Arte will organize an exhibition dedicated to his intense experimentation with graphic production techniques, which began with a first trial in 1899 and did not end until 1972, at the age of 90.
The exhibition entitled Pablo Picasso: 50 Years Since the Passing of a Legend will open on the 9th of November 2023 at 6.30 p.m. at the Milan headquarters, via Nerino 1.
Pablo Picasso’s Hidden Mirror
The production of graphics using different techniques such as lithography, linocut, aquatint, etching, and drypoint engraving followed the artist throughout his career.
During this extensive and prolific activity, the artist produced more than 2,400 prints, through which Picasso experimented with themes, subjects, and styles.
The graphics he produced reflect Picasso's personal life: they depict the artist's two wives, his various mistresses, friends, and political figures of his time. Through these engravings, Picasso has left us as complete a record of himself and his imagination as possible.
Picasso used the artistic technique of engraving on different kinds of paper for preparatory purposes. Thanks to engraving graphics, Picasso reworked and revised the images that would later become paintings, allowing him to modify or delete them effortlessly.
The style of these compositions on paper is characterized by bold lines, delicate dashes, and intersecting dots, creating a profound visual tapestry. This complexity of lines, weaves, and dots makes each engraving admirably unique.
His tireless pursuit of innovation and his artistic genius helped redraw the boundaries of artistic expression, allowing the artist to occupy a cardinal position in art history today.
Picasso's artistic constant: discover our entire collection!
Be amazed by every detail of Picasso's entire production of graphics.
Discover all the strokes, subjects, and interpretations that the master of cubism gave life to during his career. Visit our exhibition from 9 November to 29 November 2023 at our Milan premises in via Nerino, 1.