In 1944, Picasso became a member of the French Communist Party, whose figurehead he remained until the end of his life. Yet his political thinking was entirely molded by his desire for peace and freedom. During those years, he painted, drew, and lithographed his famous image of the white dove, which turned into a global symbol of freedom and a human society that did not only look back on two World Wars, but was also confronted with such imminent catastrophes as the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Fifty paintings and one hundred drawings, as well as numerous historical documents, will highlight Picasso as a political figure and thus present a hitherto neglected, but nevertheless crucial chapter in the life of this exceptional artist.
This exhibition has been curated by Tate Liverpool, with the Albertina acting as a co-organizer.
The Albertina will extend its opening hours for its major autumn shows Picasso: Peace and Freedom and Michelangelo. The Drawings of a Genius. The exhibitions will be accessible from 10 am to 7 pm from Thursday to Tuesday and from 10 am to 9 pm on Wednesdays.
Information for groups:
Please note that due to loan agreement terms guided tours for groups through the Picasso exhibition Peace and Freedom must unexceptionally be carried out or accompanied by the Albertinas art education personnel.
For booking your guided group tours, please contact the Art Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, T +43 (0)1 534 83-540.
Ed. by Lynda Morris and
Manfred Mugrauer and