Pablo Picasso:  Madame Z (Jacqueline with Flowers),  1954;  Self-Portrait,  1965;  Jacqueline,  1965

Picasso: The Late Work

9. March – 16. June 2019

Picasso’s power of innovation and his examination of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Art Brut were the focus of this major retrospective covering the last two decades of his work.

Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is famous for shaking up art in the twentieth century and for resetting the bar in painting, sculpture, printmaking, and ceramics. The last two decades of his career are less known; the exhibition Picasso: The Late Work aimed to show just how full of life, freshness, and innovation Picasso remained until the end of his life. All loans came from the collection of Picasso’s second wife, Jacqueline Picasso (1927–1986). Her daughter, Catherine Hutin, granted permission for the Museum Barberini to present these items that had rarely been seen in public before — 136 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and prints.


“Picasso continued to reinvent himself all his life. Juxtaposing works from different dates reveals the breadth of stylistic expression that makes this period as dynamic as any other.”

Bernardo Laniado-Romero, guest curator
 Pablo Picasso:  Madame Z (Jacqueline with Flowers),  1954 

Pablo Picasso: Madame Z (Jacqueline with Flowers), 1954 


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