Artwork Historical past Information: PICASSO AND PREHISTORY

Musée de l’Homme (Paris)

An period that abounded with discoveries and improvements.


Work, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and engraved stones… Uncover the affect of prehistoric instances on the work of Picasso!

The artist was born in 1881, two years after the primary prehistoric work had been found in Spain. They had been discovered within the Cave of Altamira, but it surely was solely in 1902 that they had been recognised as authentic Palaeolithic cave artwork.

Femme lancant une pierre. Pablo Picasso, 1931 © RMN – Grand Palais – M. Rabeau / Succession Picasso 2023

The early twentieth century was additionally marked by creative renewal, with experiments in cubism and surrealism, fields the place Picasso was one of many main lights.

In 1922, the Venus of Lespugue was found, and 4 years later, the ‘Cahiers d’artwork’ journal was created. It offered transportable artwork and cave artwork to most of the people. This thrilling interval is expressed in among the artist’s work. creations by the earliest artists. 

Empreinte (au sucre) de la main de Picasso.

Empreinte (au sucre) de la primary de Picasso. Pablo Picasso, 1936  © RMN – Grand Palais – M. Rabeau / Succession Picasso 2023

Echoing the early artists

Picasso’s fascination with prehistory is especially evident in his work from the inter-war interval. The exhibition shows forty or so of his elegant, gorgeous works, a few of them for the primary time!

You may admire the sculptures, engravings, work, drawings, and the best way during which Picasso perpetuates previous methods and transforms pure objects. Feast your eyes on these echoes of the creations by the earliest artists