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45,000 people visit The Grotesque Factor at Museo Picasso Málaga


When Museo Picasso Málaga closed this exhibition on Sunday 10th February, it had been visited by a total of 45,054 people. It examined the significance of this aesthetic category with works from different periods of western art over the last five hundred years, and was well received by visitors and critics alike.

After the exhibition closes, over 270 works that have been brought together for The Grotesque Factor will be returned to the European and American private collections, art galleries and museums that have offered their holdings on loan for the event. They include the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, the Louvre Museum in Paris, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and, in London, the British Museum, the Royal Collection and the Victoria &amp";" Albert Museum.

Both Spanish art magazines and the specialized international press referred to The Grotesque Factor in their issues. The exhibition contained works by over 70 artists, including Leonardo da Vinci, Francisco de Goya, Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Otto Dix and Francis Bacon. It was described as &ldquo";“A grandiose and unique exhibition&rdquo”;" (Wiener Zeitung, Austria), that provided a &ldquo";“novel view&rdquo”;" (Beaux Arts, France) of this aesthetic category. The art critics on the cultural supplement of Spain&rsquo";"s El Mundo newspaper highlighted it as one of the top ten exhibitions in Spain during 2012.

The programme of cultural activities that was scheduled to coincide with the exhibition was also very well received, particularly by local visitors, who responded enthusiastically to MPM&rsquo";"s educational and cultural offerings. These included seminars, theatre, special open days, guided tours, workshop-tours for adults and families, and activities for schools.

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