Friday, August 3, 2018



26th February.- 2nd June 2019



This exhibition 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. 


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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.


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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Olga in Pensive Mood, [winter 1923]
Pastel and pencil on paper
105 x 74 cm
Musée national Picasso-Paris
© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris)/Mathieu Rabeau
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018