Picasso Blue Project
By Charlotte Stace
The Museu Picasso presents an exhibition on the technical studies of the works in the museum collection, as corresponding to the artist’s Blue Period.
The Blue Period is a term used to define the works produced by Picasso between 1901 and 1904 when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colours. This exhibition takes us through the main works of this period in the Museu Picasso collection, beginning with work that preludes this period, such as Still Life (1901), and ending with Roofs of Barcelona (1903).
It will look at the creative processes, compositional materials and colour layers, as well as the work’s contextualisation and relationships with other works of the same period. The exhibition also presents unpublished research projects developed in different frameworks of collaboration with museum institutions, such as the research division of the National Gallery of Art in Washington