Delving into the Spanish master's fascination with myth and antiquity, 'Picasso Metamorphosis' explores the enduring inﬂuence of ancient art on his aesthetic. A Greek vase spotted at the Louvre kindled the ﬂames of Cubism and Roman pottery shards from Pompeii inspired his bold terracotta ceramics; while at his hands, Etruscan bronzes evolved into wiry sculptures. Juxtaposing millennia-old artworks with Picasso’s ﬁnest pieces from the Louvre, Vatican and Picasso Museums in Paris and Antibes, this exhibition offers an unprecedented window into the multi-faceted artist.
A trove of masterpieces spanning 100 years of art history, the Thannhauser Collection provides an important survey of the French avant-garde. Featuring works by the likes of Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Georges Braque and countless others who sought to liberate art from the shackles of Classicism and pioneer radical new styles, 'Van Gogh to Picasso: The Thannhauser Legacy' not only celebrates a century of unbridled artistic experimentation but charts the advent of Modernism. Absolutely unmissable.