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Hispanic Society: Picasso and The Spanish Classics
An event every 5 days that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 4, 2024
Project Room | November 2, 2023 – February 4, 2024
The exhibition will explore Picasso’s response to Spanish literature, in particular his images inspired by two 17th-century literary giants, Luis de Góngora y Argote and Miguel de Cervantes. Featuring a recent acquisition, Picasso’s suite of prints, Góngora’s Vingt poëmes (1948), it will display rarely seen works of art alongside seventeenth-century editions and manuscripts. It will highlight Picasso’s reinterpretation of Velázquez’s portrait of the poet, the artist’s vision of the ideal woman, and his depiction of the iconic figures from Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote. The exhibition will thus focus on the way Picasso reinterpreted the literary classics of his native land.