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Picasso Sculptures on Display in Paris

Pablo Picasso’s legacy lives on in exhibitions around the world. This one is the largest showcase of his talents as a sculptor.

Mar 09, 2016 | By AFPRelaxnews

Pablo Picasso is best known for having produced some of the best pictorial creations from the 20th century. However, the artist was also a sculptor of no small repute. The Musée Picasso in France, has graciously brought together one of the largest collections of Pablo Picasso’s sculptures, to provide us with a glimpse of just how talented he truly had been.

Picasso next to "Woman in the Garden" at the exhibition of his work at Georges Petit's gallery, Paris, June 16 to July 30, 1932.

Picasso next to “Woman in the Garden” at the exhibition of his work at Georges Petit’s gallery, Paris, June 16 to July 30, 1932.

Titled “Picasso. Sculptures”, the exhibition comprises of more than 240 sculptures and is said to be the biggest exhibition of Picasso’s sculpted work since 2000. Split into 15 different sections, the sculptures are cast from various materials and include reproductions and enlargements of the artist famous work.

"Glass of Absinthe" and "Pregnant Woman"

“Glass of Absinthe” and “Pregnant Woman”

Beginning with Picasso’s first sculpture of a clay figure, “Seated Woman”, the exhibition then moves on to his wooden sculptures that were influenced by primitive art. The exhibition also has a room dedicated to the “Glass of Absinthe” that examines the contradicting elements and sculptural incarnation of cubism that forms the piece. Designed in 1914, this marks the first time that the series is visible in its entirety in Europe.

"Head of a Woman" & "Figure" (proposal for a monument to Guillaume Apollinaire).

“Head of a Woman” & “Figure” (proposal for a monument to Guillaume Apollinaire).

In another area of the exhibition is a room that focuses on the “Monument of Apollonaire”. It focuses on the proposals by Picasso for a monument that pays homage to the poet. Must-see pieces in the exhibition include the “Head of a Woman” that was designed for the Spanish pavilion at the International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life. Held back in 1937, it was also the location where Picasso’s famous “Guernica” painting was exhibited.

The “Picasso.Sculptures” exhibition runs till August 28 at the Musée Picasso in Paris, France. Images are courtesy of AFP.

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