Budapest, April 20 (MTI) – A large-scale exhibition showing over 100 works by Pablo Picasso will open in the Hungarian National Gallery on Friday, the museum’s director said on Wednesday.
The largest ever Picasso exhibition in Budapest, entitled “Picasso – Transfigurations, 1895-1972”, spans the painter’s entire oeuvre of 77 years, paying particular attention to one aspect: the constant transfigurations in his portrayal of the human figure, László Baán told a press conference.
It shows among others The Barefoot Girl Picasso painted at the age of 14, as well as a piece he painted in 1972, just a year before he died, said Baán.
Most of the works including paintings, drawings, sculptures and other artwork are on loan from the Picasso Museum in Paris, complemented with pieces from museums in Jerusalem, Basel, Bern and Moscow, as well as pieces from Hungarian public collections, Emilie Bouvard, of the Paris museum, Baán said.
The first time Budapest hosted a Picasso exhibition was in 1910, said Baan, adding the current one will run until July 31.