Pablo Picasso, ‘Picasso in front of "La femme au jardin"’, 1932, Musée Picasso Paris

Picasso sculpture in front of the woman in the Garden at the exhibition from 16 June to 30 July 1932 at the Galerie Georges Petit, Paris

Collection: Musée Picasso, Paris

Image rights: © Succession Picasso - Gestion droits d'auteur Anonyme Localisation : Paris, musée Picasso Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Picasso de Paris) / Mathieu Rabeau

"Picasso Sculptor"

Venue: Musée Picasso, Paris (2016)

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France