Picasso. The Sacred and the Profane

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Monday: 12:00 - 16:00

From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
P.º del Prado, 8

Picasso tirelessly exploits the potential of the gaze with a deeply symbolic visual vocabulary. The spirit in which he confronted the art of the past and transformed it into a personal art - sometimes brimming with vitality and hope, and traumatic and existential - reveals aspects of modern identity and new ways of interpreting the history of painting through the certainties that characterize the contemporary world. In an inimitable way, the painter forces us to confront the great truths that have governed the world since time immemorial.

The eight works by Picasso belonging to the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and various loans from the Musée national Picasso-Paris and other institutions and collectors will be exhibited in three of our galleries alongside a selection of Old Master paintings from our collection. Through this exhibition, the Museo Thyssen will show how the artist approached the major themes and genres of traditional European art: history, myths, portraits and still-lives organized into three sections: the sacred and the profane, identities and visual and tangible

Curator: Paloma Alarcó