The Many Faces of Picasso’s Late Work

Pablo Picasso, Seated Nude, Mougins, 18 December 1964. Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, Madrid © FABA Foto: Marc Domage © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2023

Despite Picasso’s worldwide fame, his late paintings were widely criticized during his lifetime, and they remain among his most controversial works. In recent years, however, they have become admired as expressions of his remarkable artistic vitality late in life and have inspired current generations of young artists.

This exhibition focuses on one of Picasso’s most frequent subjects – the human face – to present the tremendous variety of styles he invented to capture diverse images of humanity and explore his mastery of the act of painting. Whether portraying the precise features of a wide range of elders, who sometimes suggest self-portraits, or the startlingly blank faces of a woman holding a child, Picasso’s paintings demonstrate the remarkable originality of conception and freedom of execution that define the culmination of his long career.

The artworks that are part of the exhibition The Many Faces of Picasso’s Late Work, conceived by Michael Fitzgerald, belongs to the [Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso[(https://www.fabarte.org/en/) and are intended as a companion to the exhibition The Echo of Picasso (Museo Picasso Málaga, October 3, 2023 – March 31, 2024).

The Exhibition

© Museo Picasso Málaga

© Museo Picasso Málaga

“There are still hundreds of drawings you don’t know. You’ll see. They’re very funny”

Pablo Picasso, 1964

© Museo Picasso Málaga

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