The friendship between Pablo Picasso and Paul Éluard

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Exhibitions. The Museu Picasso pays homage to the profound friendship between the painter and the poet.

“Paul Éluard loved Picasso and was loved by him, probably like nobody else: there was a uniquely unsuspecting tenderness between them, as between equals”, wrote Claude Roy, who knew both artists.

Éluard was Picasso’s best friend from 1935 onwards. Following the disappearance of Apollinaire, Éluard was the only poet Picasso could converse with and exchange or share ideas with. The surrealist poet soon became literally captivated by the demiurge-artist, writing “With Picasso, the walls come down”.

Picasso was distraught by the premature disappearance of Éluard in 1952. This was a loss of the poet who most intuitively penetrated his art and the person with whom he had shared, and thanks to whom he had lived, the adventure of communism.

The exhibition ‘Pablo Picasso, Paul Éluard. A Sublime Friendship’ offers a themed and chronological tour of both characters, based on books and poems, illustrated works, portraits and drawings by Éluard and Nusch Éluard, pieces from the Paul Éluard collection, as well as photos by Man Rayand Brassaï, correspondence and documents relating to meetings between the two friends.

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Paul Eluard va ser el millor amic de Picasso a partir del 1935. Després de la desaparició d´Apollinaire, va ser l´únic poeta amb qui Picasso va poder dialogar, intercanviar o compartir idees. Ben aviat el poeta surrealista va quedar literalment captivat per l´artista demiürg «que s´entesta a veure-ho tot, a projectar a la pantalla de l´home tot allò que pot comprendre, admetre o transformar, figurar i transfigurar... A partir de Picasso, els murs cauen». Tan sols la mort d´Eluard, el 18 de novembre de 1952, posaria fi a aquesta fraternitat.

L´exposició presentarà un recorregut temàtic i cronològic d´ambdós personatges a partir de llibres i poemes, obres il·lustrades, retrats i dibuixos d´Eluard i de Nusch fins a la col·lecció que va reunir Paul Eluard així com fotografies de Man Ray i Brassaï, i correspondència i pel·lícules documentals on es relaten les trobades entre els dos amics.

L´exposició itinerarà posteriorment al Musée national Picasso-Paris i una petita part al Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Saint-Denis.

Museu Picasso

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From 08/11/2019 to 15/03/2020.

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