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MPM’S PICASSO. HORSES EXHIBITION CLOSES AFTER BEING SEEN BY 84,000 VISITORS.

09/10/2010

From the day it opened, until it closed on Sunday 5th September, the Picasso. Horses exhibition was seen by a total of 84,590 visitors at Museo Picasso Málaga. The number was much higher than expected, and, along with the diverse nationalities of the visitors and their high degree of satisfaction following their visit, it highlights the important role of this art museum as referent for the work of

The wave of visitors to MPM this summer also meant high visitor numbers for the Picasso. Horses exhibition. The major increase in our summer visitors was particularly noticeable in August, making it the museum&rsquo";"s busiest August ever. In the surveys carried out periodically on visitors as they leave MPM, 90% of those questioned stated that they would recommend the visit, as it had met all their expectations, and almost half of the visitors said they would return within the year. Interestingly, visitors come from a wide range of nationalities. After the Spaniards, the Germans, British, French, Italians, Americans and Dutch were the main nationalities of those who visited MPM.

Visitors to Picasso. Horses were able to tour an interesting display that showed the presence of horses in Pablo Picasso&rsquo";“s work: from the first painting of his that has been kept, which he produced when he was just eight years old, to the works of his later years. The exhibition brought together oil paintings, drawings and engravings, as well as pottery, a delicate paper cut-out, and a replica of the stage costume of the horse character, Cheval, which the artist designed for the famous production by the Ballets Russes, Parade. This collection of work allowed enabled visitors to discover the important symbolic role of the horse in Picasso&rsquo”;"s work and the wide range of meanings he gave this figure, as well as the diverse techniques he employed.

With the exhibition over, the artworks will return to the private and public collections from which they were on loan. The public collections include the Museu Picasso de Barcelona";" the Musée Picasso and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris";" the Tate Gallery in London";" the University of Edinburgh Fine Art Collection";" the MoMA Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Phillips Collection in Washington, amongst others.

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