27 Sept 2008-4 Jan 2009. This exhibition is dedicated to Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), his pioneering work as a self-taught printmaker and his favourite subject: women. On display are 81 rarely exhibited prints from 1905 to 1970, which all belong to the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. Like in pages from a secret diary, the artist tells about his personal life, thoughts, artistic discoveries. His numerous lovers, wives and muses are portrayed in unruly, distorted forms or pure, classical lines. Picasso explores the relationship between man and woman, artist and model. In many self-portraits he appears as man, artist, minotaur or as one of his mentors from the history of art: Degas, Rembrandt and Velasquez. As a master of all styles, Picasso experimented with most printing techniques: etching, drypoint, lithography, linocut, as well as aquatint and sugar lift aquatint.
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Picasso & Women.
ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst. Skovvej 100, Ishøj (20 minutes south Copenhagen), tel. 0045-43-540222. Tue-Sun 10.00-17.00, Wed 10.00-21.00.