Known for his imaginative ingenuity and magnificent creativity, Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. “Picasso De Malaga, Picasso Absoluto” is now on exhibit at EXCO, in the northern area of Daegu. The exhibit is housed by Fundacion Picasso Malaga, also known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation. It exists to promote and promulgate the works of Pablo Picasso. The exhibit, since coming to Asia, has been visited by more than 180,000 people. It is also the biggest exhibit to date for the foundation.
EXCO has beautifully transformed the space, rich in hues of red and blue to move the art pieces along a time frame of chronology and inspiration. From his early work, to his later collaboration with other artists, this exhibit portrays a side of Picasso most don’t see. The space is filled with Picasso’s lithographs, engravings, books and ceramics. There are a variety of photos of the artist himself, from his childhood to his later life. With many of the sketches, I found myself wondering if Picasso had done while idling over a phone conversation or some other menial task. The highlights include various works based on the women in Picasso’s life, Jacqueline Roque and Francoise Gilot. They pepper his artwork, drawn in various styles and poses.
There are over 200 pieces of works to see. Take a drawing pad with you. You may be inspired to sit down afterwards in the seating area and wonder if your artwork could one day be as famous as his.
December 7th to February 23rd : 10 am – 7pm
Adult (20 yrs old+): 12,000 WON
Teens (8-19 yrs old): 10,000 WON
Children (5-7yrs old): 8,000 WON
Address: 1676, Sangyeok 2(i)-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea