Picasso. Figure (1906−1971), curated by Emilie Bouvard, curator at the Musée national Picasso, presents some 90 works including absolute masterpieces such as Nu Assis (from Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907), Le Baiser (1931), La Femme qui pleure (1937) and Portrait de Marie-Thérèse (1937).
A work for each year of Pablo Picasso's life over the period from 1906 to the 1970s: this is the unprecedented innovation of the major exhibition on one of the 20th century's most eclectic artists at the AMO Arena Museo Opera in Verona.
Divided into six sections, the show reveals the metamorphosis to which Picasso subjected representation of the human body as his art progressed through the phases of pre-Cubism, Cubism, classicism and Surrealism up to the post-war period, transcending the barriers and categories of the portrait and the genre scene to arrive at an ever-changing concept of figure. This is what made Picasso simultaneously the creator and destroyer of an art of inexhaustible fascination that was his alone.
Held under the patronage of the Comune di Verona, the exhibition Picasso. Figure (1906−1971) is organized by the Arthemisia Group in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso - Paris, and with support from the Gruppo AGSM, main sponsor of the initiative.