Friday, 15. 1. 2010

Pablo picasso and antoni clavé in ljubljana

The Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana present two exhibitions of work by the famous Spanish artists Pablo Picasso and Antoni Clavé.

Both these artists, each in his own way, left an indelible mark on the 20th century. The exhibitions feature 90 prints on paper by Picasso and a varied selection of works by Clavé.






Pablo Picasso: Tauromaquia. Myth. Eros. - selected prints
21 Jan 2010 - 4 Apr 2010

City Museum of Ljubljana, Gosposka ulica 15

Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10. a.m. -18. p.m., Monday – closed

Throughout his life, Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists of all time, was dedicated not only to painting but also to printmaking. The exhibition Pablo Picasso: Tauromaquia. Myth. Eros., which brings together around 90 prints on paper created between 1904 and 1972, represents a cross section of the artist's print oeuvre.

The range of motifs which caught Picasso's interest and were masterfully transferred onto his printing plates was wide an varied. The artist dealt with Greek and Roman mythology, bullfights, animals, and the relationship between a painter and his model, and created numerous still lifes, portraits and exceptional book illustrations.

The Ljubljana exhibition of Picasso's work brings together 11 series of prints, including a selection of prints from the Suite Vollard series, which art critics consider to be one of the 20th century's most important print series. The recurrent themes which Picasso explored in his prints were bullfights, myths and eros, hence the title of the exhibition.

The programme of accompanying events includes workshops, lectures and film screenings. Childcare is available during exhibition hours.


Antoni Clavé: A World of Art. 1934-2002
15 Jan 2010 - 28 Feb 2010

Jakopičeva galerija, Slovenska cesta 9

Antoni Clavé is one of the most renowned pioneers of modernism in Spanish art. He was born in Barcelona in 1913 and died in Saint-Tropez in 2005. His work was influenced by a number of avant-garde painting movements, including cubism, futurism and expressionism, and the aesthetics of contemporary graphic design. The Ljubljana exhibition of Clavé's work brings together a diverse selection of collages, film posters, set designs and canvases.

At the beginning of his career, Antoni Clavé was an extraordinarily talented newspaper illustrator, who soon turned into a promising film poster designer. During the Spanish Civil War, while in exile in France, he dedicated himself to printmaking and painting. His most important creations are collages made from bits of different materials, newspaper clippings and the like. In 1984, a solo exhibition of Clavé's work represented Spain at the Venice Biennale.

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