examines the relationship between Picasso and his first wife, Olga
Khokhlova. It puts into perspective the creation of some of Picasso’s
major works and reconstructs his body of work within the context of a
personal story that developed alongside a different political and social
one. Throughout the artist’s classical period, Olga was the Picasso
model par excellence.
During the upheaval of Europe between the
wars, his depictions of her were to undergo a metamorphosis, as their
relationship gradually deteriorated.
Pablo Picasso, spring 1918, Portrait d'Olga dans un fauteuil (Olga in an Armchair), oil on canvas, 130 x 88.8 cm, Musée Picasso, Paris, France
The exhibition is organized by
Musée national Picasso-Paris and Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso
para el Arte, Madrid, in collaboration with the A.S. Pushkin State
Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow; Museo Picasso Málaga and CaixaForum Madrid.