Masterworks of Picasso come to Wuxi
Spanish dancers perform at the opening ceremony of the Pablo Picasso 2023 Asia Tour Art Exhibition – the Unique Picasso. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]
The Pablo Picasso 2023 Asia Tour Art Exhibition – the Unique Picasso – opened in the Grand Canal Art Park in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu province, on June 10.
Photo of Pablo Picasso is displayed at the entrance of the exhibition. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]
One of the most important exhibitions in the city, the tour exhibition is showcasing 50 masterpieces of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), including sculptures, woodblock paintings, ceramics, and photos of the artist's daily life to mark the 50th anniversary of his death.
A visitor admires exhibits at the Unique Picasso exhibition. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]
The exhibition has also reproduced Picasso's workplace and set up zones for visitors to try painting and take pictures.
At the entrance of the exhibition, the two night owl-themed sculptures are the treasure of the exhibition. Chen Yanru, curator of the exhibition's co-organizer LC Museum, said that the exhibition was authorized by the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation in France and many of the exhibits were on display at the Picasso Museum.
An owl-themed sculpture is on display at the Unique Picasso exhibition. [Photo/Wuxi Daily]
"Picasso treated owls as his favorite pets and he believed that his eyes are the same as those of owls. Therefore, he created a series of owl-themed works," noted Chen.
The exhibition will run for five months until Nov 10.