Picasso and the Allure of the South, presented exclusively at The Dalí, explores the influence of southern Europe on the famed 20th-century master Pablo Picasso’s revolutionary work. Organized in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, which holds the most significant collection of the artist’s works, the exhibit presents 79 paintings, drawings and collages – approximately half of which have never been seen in the U.S.
Some of Picasso’s most creative and prolific artistic periods took place during extended sojourns in the mountain towns of northern Spain and along the Mediterranean coast of France, where he made many of his most important contributions to modern art. The exhibit encompasses an exceptional selection of portraits, still lifes, figural studies and landscapes while incorporating historical photographs that provide candid glimpses of Picasso in his series of studios in the south.
With works from six decades of his prolific career, the exhibition is organized chronologically showcasing Picasso’s early experimentation and the evolution of Cubism, through his later works that turned to a deeper engagement with the unconscious and Surrealism.
Visitors to The Dalí may further their understanding of the genre of Cubism through the Museum’s exclusive new artificial intelligence experience called YOUR PORTRAIT. Guests can have their photo transformed into a one-of-a-kind Cubist work of art. While their unique portrait is being generated, they will gain insight into Cubist imagery, compositions and color palettes alongside experiencing how the machine-learning application mimics those characteristics.
Picasso and the Allure of the South is curated by Dr. William Jeffett, The Dalí’s Chief Curator.
The presenting sponsor of Picasso and the Allure of the South is Sabal Trust.
Thank you to our supporting sponsors Stephen Andon & Susan Robertson, Dr. and Mrs. Anthony & Rosemarie Terra, Mr. and Mrs. Jake & Ingrid Jacobus, and Ryan Companies.
Advanced-purchase timed tickets are required to visit The Dalí. This exhibit is included in the price of your Dalí Museum admission. Tickets for the exhibit timeframe will be released in Fall of 2021.