Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work

1) Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Paul on a Donkey, Paris, April 15, 1923 Oil on canvas, 100 x 81 cm Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Madrid ©FABA Photo : Éric Baudouin © Succession Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2024 - 2) Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Woman in an Armchair (Françoise Gilot), Paris, June 15, 1946 Oil on canvas, 99 × 71 cm Museo Picasso Málaga. Gift of Bernard Ruiz-Picasso Photo: Rafael Lobato © Museo Picasso Málaga © Succession Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2024

From March 18th, 2024, the Museo Picasso Málaga, in collaboration with the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso (FABA), will be renewing its permanent collection for the seventh time. Entitled Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work, the exposition will offer an opportunity to see some 150 works, some of which have never been exhibited in Spain. The exhibition is curated by Michael FitzGerald, Kluger Family Professor of Art History at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (USA), and director of the FABA Research Program (2021-2024).

1) Head of a Woman Paris, autumn 1906 Oil on wood panel 25.6 × 16.5 cm Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Madrid @ FABA Photo : MArc Domage - 2) Personage Mougins, December 30, 1971 Modified oil on canvas 130 × 97 cm Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Madrid @ FABA Photo : MArc Domage

Picasso’s creativity arose from two apparently opposing inspirations: innovation and retrospection, and the interplay of these two concepts defines the creative pathways that enabled him to weave together cubism, classicism, Surrealism and his other innovations into the unity of a life’s work. Throughout the exhibition, we offer opportunities for viewers to imagine the creative choices Picasso made, especially by combining or reconsidering styles he developed across his career."

Michael FitzGerald

The exhibition layout will be highlighted by 5 “focus exhibitions” created by the 5 scholars involved in the FABA Research Program. These will provide opportunities to delve deeper into the work of Pablo Picasso on themes as varied as the relationship of the artist’s work to African art, paintings on wooden panels, plaster sculptures, Picasso’s art during the Occupation of Paris during WWII, and the UNESCO mural.

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Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez

Pablo Picasso: Structures of Invention. The Unity of a Life’s Work“ at Museo Picasso Málaga © Museo Picasso Málaga. Photo: Jesús Domínguez