Minotaurs and Matadors.
Gagosian will be partnering with Pablo Picasso’s grandson, Bernard Ruiz- Picasso to present “Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors”, curated by art historian and Picasso biographer, Sir John Patrick Richardson.
From an early age, Picasso was rooted in the traditions of his Spanish heritage. Through out his whole life he was infatuated with the stories of Matadors, picadors and the figure of horses, and bulls. These were reoccurring themes within his artwork. His relationship to mythology flourished within is artwork, creating Surrealist interpretations stirred in with elements of antiquity. His eye for the minotaur myth, the Spanish lore of the bull, led to the creations of illustrated books, poetry, sculpture and ceramics. Because matadors and minotaur’s were present within Picasso’s art work for most of his life, it is seen as a form of a diary, divulging personal experiences and emotions.
The exhibition will be compiled of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, ceramics and a home movie made by Picasso in 1929, “Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors”, as well as essays writing by Sir John Patrick Richardson.
Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors will be held at the Gagosian gallery in London from April 28th- August 25th, 2017.