PICASSO

PEACE AND FREEDOM

22 September 2010 - 16 January 2011

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 Fifty paintings and one hundred drawings, as well as numerous historical documents, will highlight Picasso as a political figure and thus present a hitherto neglected, but nevertheless crucial chapter in the life of this exceptional artist.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 Albertina’s art education personnel.
For booking your guided group tours, please contact the Art Education Department at besucher@albertina.at, T +43 (0)1 534 83-540.

 

 

PICTURE GALLERY

 

Pablo Picasso

The Charnel House, Paris 1944-1945  
Pablo Picasso

Still Life with Skull, Leeks and Pitcher, 14 March 1945  
Pablo Picasso

Still Life with Candlestick , 8 April 1944  
Pablo Picasso

Black Jug and Skull , 1946  
 
Pablo Picasso

Still life with Guitar, 1942  
Pablo Picasso

Dove in Flight in Rainbow, 23 October 1952  
Pablo Picasso

Composition, 1948  
Pablo Picasso

Goat's Skull, Bottle and Candle, 1952  
 
Pablo Picasso

Goat's Head , 14 May 1952  
Pablo Picasso

Skull of a Goat on a Table, May 1952  
Pablo Picasso

Women with a Dove (Femmes à la colombe), 1955  
Pablo Picasso

Dove (La Colombe), 1949  
 
Pablo Picasso

The Flying Dove (Die Taube im Flug), 9 July 1950  
Pablo Picasso

2. Weltfriedenskongress (Second World Peace Congress, Sheffield), 1950 
Pablo Picasso

Small Dove, March 1949 
Pablo Picasso

Woman in an Armchair No.1 (The Polish Cloak) (Femme au fauteuil No.1 (Le Manteau polonaise)), 1949 
 
Pablo Picasso

The Studio, 1955  
Pablo Picasso

The Rape of the Sabine Women (after David), Mougins, 2-4 November 1962 
Pablo Picasso

The Rape of the Sabine Women (after David), Mougins, 4-5 and 8 November 1962  
Pablo Picasso

Lobster and Cat, January 11, 1965 
 
Pablo Picasso

Dove with Olive Branch, 28 December 1961  
Pablo Picasso

Naked Woman with Bird and Flute Player, 1967 
Pablo Picasso

Head of a Young Boy, 1945 
Pablo Picasso

Flute Player and Female Nude, 21 October 1970 

 

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