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Pablo Picasso. Artist and book

Exhibition December 17, 2017 − March 16, 2018
The Museum and Exhibition Complex of the Moscow Region "New Jerusalem" in conjunction with the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin presents the exhibition "Pablo Picasso. Artist and book ». The exposition includes works of printed graphics by Pablo Picasso in the genre livre d'artiste ("artist's book"), created between 1919 and 1969.

The exhibition is organized in such a way that from the many works of Picasso in the genre livre d'artiste show the most characteristic for the artist graphic works. Visitors will be able to see thirteen editions representing the etchings, lithographs and woodcuts of the artist.

Such a vast exhibition of works by Picasso in the genre of "artist's book" is held on Russian open spaces for the first time.
In total, the exhibition consists of three sections. In the first section of the exhibition are works of the master, made before the early 1950s, among which special attention deserves a series of etchings, made by Picasso to "The Six Fantastic Tales" by Maurice Toski.

The next section of the exhibition is devoted to the joint work of Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau, whose friendship lasted for many years. Also in this section are three important works of Picasso in the editions of the livre d'artiste - a series of etchings with aquatinthes to the play "The Magnificent Cuckold" by Fernand Crommelinck. Also fully represented is a series of aquatintas by Picasso to the poem of his friend the poet Pierre Reverdy "Plywun."

One of the sections of the exhibition is dedicated to the creation of Pablo Picasso in 1919 a series of sketches of costumes and scenery for the ballet "Triangle". The exhibition presents a portfolio with thirty-two works by Picasso for the ballet "Triangle", made in the technique of the poshour.
A separate exposition space of the exhibition occupies one of the most striking works of Picasso - an extensive series of color lithographs of 1948 to Pierre Reverdy's poem "Songs of the Dead".

All exhibits from the collection The Pushkin Museum. A.S. Pushkinand Russian collectors Georgy Gens and Boris Fridman.

Based on the materials of the official site The Museum and Exhibition Complex "New Jerusalem".