1.The first Japanese exhibition to highlight the Israel Museum’s collection of Picasso prints
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, holds an extensive collection of over 800 graphic and other artworks by Picasso. This exhibition marks the first time that the museum’s Picasso collection is exhibited in one place in Japan.
2. A rare opportunity to learn about Picasso’s prolific career through works from every stage of his life
The exhibited works are arranged chronologically, from paintings dating to around the turn of the 20th century to works created as late as 1970, just three years before Picasso’s death. The exhibition introduces visitors to Picasso’s long and prolific career as an artist by tracing his frenetic shifts in style and examining how he was inspired by a variety of subjects and motifs from society and everyday life.
3. An exploration of Picasso’s quest to pursue a variety of printmaking techniques throughout his career
The exhibition introduces visitors to four major series that defined Picasso’s printmaking career: the Saltimbanques Suite, which includes the masterpiece The Frugal Repast from his Blue Period; the Vollard Suite from the 1930s; The Dream and Lie of Franco I and II from the time of the Spanish Civil War; and the Suite 347, which Picasso created at the advanced age of eighty-six. These works showcase Picasso’s deep understanding of printmaking and his passion for experimentation, as well as the diversity of styles and techniques in his prints.