29 SEPTEMBER 2023 – 14 JANUARY 2024
Pablo Picasso
Head of a Warrior, Boisgeloup, January 1, 1933
Bronze with patina, 121 x 69 x 32 cm
Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Madrid.
On temporary loan to the Museo Picasso Málaga
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023

Pablo Picasso (1881 -1973) worked practically with sculpture since the beginning of his long artistic career. For him, sculpture did not have a secondary status in his production: it was a form of expression comparable to painting, drawing, engraving or ceramics.

The body, the ultimate goal of representation and Picasso’s main instrument throughout his career, constitutes the fundamental pillar of this exhibition. It covers the almost infinite plurality of styles used by Picasso to represent the human body, deconstructing it through different forms and genres.

“I have often observed that there is no way to be indifferent. He always watches, at all times, because all shapes represent something to him, and he sees everything as a sculptor … In my opinion, the mysterious side, the neuralgic center, if we can call it that, of Picasso’s work is in the ‘Sculpture’ that has given so much talk about his work and that has given him so much glory.” Julio González.