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Picasso 1932. Erotic year

Exhibition October 10, 2017 − February 11, 2018
The Picasso Museum in Paris has presented the first exhibition devoted entirely to a single year in the artist. "Picasso 1932. Erotic year" is a chronological journey through the twelve months during which the master has finally secured its status as a Titan of twentieth-century art. The centre of the exhibition was the painting "the Dream", which posed the Muse and the companion of the painter Marie-Therese Walter.

Connoisseurs of Pablo Picasso called 1932 "amazing year". From 1 January to 31 December, the artist created over three hundred works of art, over a hundred of which are now in the Paris Museum of Picasso. Among them — a series of bathers, colourful portraits of Marie-thérèse, as well as compositions around her body, emphasizing the relationship of a master of surrealism. Another highlight of the exhibition is "Girl before a mirror" depicts Walter.

The exhibition curators have identified in 1932 as "erotic" because of the eroticism was a driving force of Picasso's painting in that period. From 2 January to 14 March, there appeared a series of 25 paintings in which you can easily identify hidden erotic images. 50-year-old master was preparing for his first retrospective, which opened on 16 June at the Galerie Georges Petit in Paris. Picasso decided to prove that he was one of the greatest artists of his time, and his new paintings are as important as past work, almost unanimously appreciated by collectors.

The paintings in the exhibition in Paris, accompanied by documents, confirming that 1932 was a very eventful year in the life of Picasso.