More than 30,000 people have visited the exhibition entitled Picasso – Transfigurations, 1895-1972 in the Hungarian National Gallery since its opening on April 22, orientpress.hu reports. Over 100 artworks are on display in the gallery, making it the biggest Picasso exhibition in Hungary so far. Due to its popularity, the exhibition will extend its opening hours to Mondays as well, starting on May 30.
The exhibition was organised by the Hungarian National Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Picasso Museum in Paris. The paintings, sculptures and drawings encompass every period of Pablo Picasso’s 70-year oeuvre, while the artist’s changing approach to the portrayal of human figures appears as the central topic.
A significant portion of the exhibition, 74 artworks arrived from the Picasso Museum, but other museums contributed as well, such as the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, the Kunstmuseum in Bern, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart. Three paintings from the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, and a selection from the drawing collection of the Museum of Fine Arts are also on display.
The exhibition is open until July 31.
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