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Olga Picasso and introduction & drink Pestana Hotel Plaza Mayor

Hosted by a member of the Madrid Art Lovers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 28 Jul 14:00 - 17:00

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This is a 1-hour English guided tour of the "Olga Picasso" exhibition. Location CaixaForum Madrid.

After the tour, we will visit the new Hotel "Pestana" located in Casa de la Carnicería Plaza Mayor.
For a introduction done by the hotel and a drink / cocktail.
Everybody pays his own consumption.

PICASSO UNDERSTOOD ALL THE AMBIGUITY OF OLGA, WHOSE BEAUTY IS COVERED BY A SWEET AND DEEP MELANCOLY, REFLECTING ITS TRAGIC SITUATION.

In Protected content met Olga, a ballet dancer, and from that moment on she became the quintessential model of her classic period. Returning to a more figurative style, Olga is often portrayed as melancholy, sitting, reading or writing-doubtless alluding to the correspondence she had with her family, who lived a tragic moment in the history of the Russian empire. After the birth of Paul, the couple's first child, on February 4, Protected content , Olga becomes the inspiring figure of numerous scenes of motherhood and compositions that convey an unprecedented tenderness. However, later, in Protected content , following Picasso's encounter with a young woman, Marie-Thérèse Walter, who would become her lover.
The exhibition, composed of an important selection of personal archives by Olga Khokhlova and works by Pablo Picasso, puts the "Olga period" of Picasso in perspective and contextualizes it with the personal history of the couple.

The costs are € 5 (guide + entrance) to be paid by banktransfer, at latest 25th July. M.W.J.M. van de Gevel
IBAN: NL27 RABO Protected content