Treat yourself to a one-on-one with Pablo
Picasso, one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century, an
admired and controversial figure. Presented exclusively in Canada at
national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ), this international
exhibition titled Picasso.
Figures shown until September 12, 2021, reveals works
painted and drawn by the artist that have never been presented in
Québec City. Discover how each of these masterpieces celebrates the
beauty of singular bodies in an exceptional way.
explores the representation of the human body in its multiplicity.
It invites visitors to be moved by the beauty of the extraordinary.
Based on the remarkable collection of the Musée national
Picasso-Paris and in collaboration with the Musée national des
beaux-arts du Québec, this new exhibition features a selection of 76
works, including 47 major paintings, produced between 1895 and 1972.
The exhibit is structured around six themes and is a journey through
more than seventy-five years of artistic production.
Picasso. Figures consists
primarily of paintings, drawings and prints, ranging from his
formative years to the final paintings of his last period.
It also includes a remarkable group of
sculptures that remind us of the multidisciplinary dimension of this
eternal explorer. Among the masterpieces assembled, we should
mention Man with a Guitar (1911), Bathers (1918),
Large Nude on a Red Armchair (1929), The Acrobat (1930)
and Luncheon on the Grass, after Manet (1960). These
masterful paintings represent the best periods of the artist's
As a complementary activity, a group
exhibition anchored in our reality will reflect the work of Picasso.
Picasso disregarded the dictates of the aesthetic canons associated
with the representation of the human figure, a philosophy that
allows the MNBAQ to offer a pertinent and considerate reflection on
body diversity. Opening
the Dialogue is an invitation to look beyond physical
ideals using works from the MNBAQ's collection and those of invited
artists as examples. The works presented break down gender
stereotypes, speak out about grossophobia, and explore the
representation of non-normed bodies. The ticket for the Picasso.
Figures exhibition automatically includes access to Opening
the Dialogue. Enjoy your visit!