In partnership with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Musée Picasso will be presenting an exhibition dedicated to the story of Guernica, an outstanding piece of art that was painted by Pablo Picasso in the year 1937 and considered one of the most famous artworks in the entire world.
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The idea behind the exhibition is centered around the balance of power and how art can be used to do or undo established political orders. It showcases forty works that explore how art has been used as propaganda to protest and subvert authority, legitimacy and the prestige rulers have. The works on display were sourced from the best, most prestigious museums in France like the Musée National du Château de Pau, the Château de Versailles, the Musée du Louvre and the Musée des Beaux-arts de la Ville de Paris.
Widely known as one of the most influential French Impressionist painters in Art history, Claude Monet, born in Paris, in 1840, is hugely celebrated for his ephemeral depiction of the complex beauty, radiance, and fragility of nature in transient picture planes crystalizing momentary perception in a view beyond compare.
Before the nineteenth century, much of Europe was totally oblivious of the Oriental world. These far-off places only seemed like wastelands in the imagination of most Europeans. It was only after the celebrated painter Eugene Delacroix traveled to North Africa in 1832 that the Western world would be introduced to the Oriental world and the various cultures of the natives of these mystical lands.
This retrospective exhibition hopes to shed light on the creative inroads between Margiela’s designs when he was creative director of Hermes and simultaneously the director of his own Maison Margiela label. Interestingly, the exhibition will be directed by Margiela himself.