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Picasso Exhibition in Singapore

The Mystery of Picasso’s Creative Process: The Art of Printmaking shows a lesser-known side of the artist.

Picasso Exhibition in Singapore


June 26th, 2013

Held at the Singapore Print Tyler Institute from 26 June to 24 August 2013, the exhibition features 50 works on paper that are being shown for the very first time in Asia.


Also shown at the exhibition is the oil painting “Tête à la coiff” (1947). Photo by Patrick Goetelen

The works are direct from the archives of Claude Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s son, and reveals a side of the artist that the public is not as familiar with – his explorations with the print medium (lithographs, linocuts and rare correspondent plates).


“Les deux femmes nues / Two nude women” (1946), lithnograph. Photo by Maurice Aeschimann 

Exhibition highlights include the masterpiece series of lithographs, “Le Taureau/Bull” (1945) where Picasso progressively pared down a realistic image of a bull to its mere essence. Another, “Les deux femmes nues /Two female nudes” (1946), reveals the shifting interpretations of his muses who were a driving force behind his creativity.


“Le Taureau, 5e état / The Bull, 5th state” (1945), lithograph. Photo by Gérald Friedli

Born in Spain, Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) is largely recognised as one of the pioneers of Cubism. The artist experimented extensively with various techniques and ideas, and contributed significantly to developments in painting, sculpture and printmaking.

Top image: “Portrait de Jacqueline au chapeau de paille multicolore / Woman with a hat” (1962), linocut. Photo by Gérald Friedli

For more information about the exhibition, visit the Singapore Print Tyler Institute website.

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