Picasso. Figures, une exposition sur l’oeuvre de Pablo Picasso, sera présentée du 1er juin au 1er septembre 2021 au Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ), a révélé hier Radio-Canada. C’est sur le site Web de la Succession Picasso que les informations concernant l’exposition ont été dévoilées, puisque le MNBAQ n’a rien publié sur le sujet pour le moment.

L’exposition se rendra d’abord à Nashville aux États-Unis avant de s’installer chez nous, pour le plus grand bonheur des amateurs de cet illustre artiste. Né en Espagne en 1881, Pablo Picasso est célèbre pour ses peintures de style cubiste comme Les Demoiselles d’Avignon ou Guernica, mais il était également sculpteur.

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Guernica, 1937 • Picasso had been searching for three months for something to paint in April 1937. Living in Paris, the Spanish artist had been given a commission to produce a mural for the Spanish Pavilion of the 1937 Paris World’s Fair. Turmoil had disrupted his process, both in his private life and in the civil war raging in Spain. The horror of this war would give Picasso his inspiration to paint a bold, unflinching vision of the devastation and savagery of modern warfare on everyday people. Picasso’s work, “Guernica,” is one of the 20th century’s greatest works of art and a strong statement against war. • April 26, 1937, was a Monday, a market day in Guernica. That afternoon, German and Italian bombers dropped 550-pound explosives to crush buildings so that fire would spread more quickly. They were followed by waves of planes dropping incendiaries that burned at 2500°C. By the evening most buildings in Guernica were uninhabitable. Although the death toll, at first thought to be thousands, was later revised down to between 200 and 300, it sent a terrifying message to the world: The fascist powers were prepared to unleash the new weapon from the sky on civilians, the prelude to the devastating carpet-bombing of European cities during the Second World War. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• 🏺Follow @ppablopicasso @ppablopicasso @ppablopicasso for More… #art #artsy #artbasel #arts #artwork #artist #artistic #painting #gallery #artgallery #museum #exhibition #fineart #modernart #contemporaryart #artistsoninstagram #abstract #arte #artoftheday #drawing #Picasso #pablopicasso #artlovers #painter #urbanart #oilpainting #surrealism #abstractart #war #guernica Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid @ppablopicasso • https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/magazine/2018/05-06/pablo-picasso-guernica-painting-history/

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On attend avec impatience plus de détails sur cette exposition d’envergure qui se déroulera à Québec!