Comprising about 50 oil paintings as well as a large number of drawings, lithographs, ceramic works, posters and other documentation, the exhibition Picasso: Peace and Freedom shows how Picasso related to his own time and thus to the historical and political events at the end of the Second World War and after. What stands out clearly is his great commitment to peace movements around the world.
In the last three decades of his life, having left Paris after the war and settled in the south of France, Picasso depicts human conflicts and war in many of his works. At the same time he expresses a deeply felt wish for peace, international understanding and solidarity. And, typical of Picasso, he grasps and renders the events in a large perspective, that is to say he invests all of his creative passion in capturing the times.
The exhibition Picasso: Peace & Freedom is divided into eight thematic sections: The Charnel House and Paris after the War; Still Lifes; The Dove of Peace; The Women of Algiers; The Rape of the Sabines; Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe; Mothers and Musqueteers, and War and Peace. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration with Tate Liverpool and Albertina in Vienna, and gives Louisiana an exceptional chance to present our visitors with yet another theme in Picasso’s gigantic and multi-facetted oeuvre.
Here you can see a Timeline of Picasso’s life and work from the Second World War until his death, as well as read several Picasso quotes. These texts are shown on the wall marking the entrance to the exhibition.
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