Woman (1961), in the Museo Picasso Málaga Collection, belongs to the extensive series of sheet-metal sculptures that Pablo Picasso made in the early 1960s. The work is at the centre of MPM’s new exhibition, which will run until 30 August 2009, and which brings together some 40 works by Picasso, alongside prominent works by two of the Andalusian artist’s great contemporaries: Julio González and Henri Matisse.
Museo Picasso Málaga’s new exhibition, Picasso’s Late Sculpture: Woman. The Collection in Context is part of a series of exhibitions aimed at placing selected works from the MPM Collection in their historical and artistic context. The sheet-metal sculpture, Woman (1961), donated by Christine Ruiz-Picasso, is the highlight of this exhibition, which runs until 30 August 2009, bringing together some 40 works produced by Picasso at different moments of his life. It includes the paper cut-outs he made as a child, his Cubist constructions, and paintings and sculptures from his later years. Alongside paintings and drawings from different periods, Picasso’s Late Sculpture: Woman. The Collection in Context also includes three major sculptures by Julio González and a magical decoupage by Henri Matisse, which allow the viewer to examine the artistic exchange that took place between the three great artists.