Picasso, the challenge of ceramics
du 01 novembre 2019 au 12 avril 2020
International Museum of Ceramic,
The exhibition curated by Harald Theil and Salvador Haro in collaboration with Claudia Casali and Valentina Mazzotti, plans the exceptional loan of 60 unique works of art from the collections of the Musée National Picasso-Paris.
It is a corpus of works of inestimable value that faces the whole creative experience of the Spanish artist carried on with the ceramic material.
The exhibition in Faenza faces, for the first time, Picasso’s sources of inspiration just starting from his works in Faenza.
The classic ceramics (black and red figures), the Etruscan bucchero wares, the popular Spanish and Italian ceramics, the Italian “graffito” (incised decoration) of the 15th century.
The iconography of the Mediterranean area (fishes, fancy animals, owls and birds) and the earthenware of the Mesoamerican cultures will be the protagonists of a fruitful and unique dialogue. A special section is devoted to the relation between Picasso and Faenza, represented through the exposition of documents and photographs never exhibited before and belonging to the historic Archives of the MIC.