Picasso, Las Metamorfosis de Ovidio y el libro ilustrado. Exposición en Málaga
Fundación Picasso – Museo Casa Natal
The fascinating stories narrated by Ovid in Metamorphoses made this poem one of the classic mythological reference sources for artists since the Renaissance. In publishing, the book was a favorite subject of interest to printers and engravers, who launched beautiful editions adorned with prints seeking the delight and the instruction of readers and viewers.
The survival of Ovid's myth for five centuries through the illustrated book is the theme of this exhibition organized by the Picasso Foundation - Native Home Museum in collaboration with the National Library of Spain, curated by Alvaro Molina Martin from hablarenarte:. The exhibition offers new readings regarding thirty etchings that Pablo Ruiz Picasso engraved by commission of the Swiss publisher Albert Skira in 1930 to illustrate his edition of Metamorphoses. It is the first time that the artist born in Malaga recorded a complete set of scenes created expressly for one particular book.
All of them can be seen for the first time exhibited alongside other editions and independent prints published between the XVI and XIX Centuries. The exhibition proposes a wide scenario that leads to establish subtle dialogues between Picasso and the old masters of engraving.