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Picasso. A Rebel in Paris. Story of a Life and a Museum

Sun 7 July at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Picasso. A Rebel in Paris. Story of a Life and a Museum creates and develops an original portrait of the artist, outlining the contradictory nature of his character – at the same time generous and despotic, made of sunshine and shadow, often hidden behind a mask – and the duplicity of his behavior, even with the many women in his life.

The dual nature of his character has sparked off a thorny debate: can you separate the artist from the man? Ever present in the background is the Paris of Picasso’s day and age, it was also a city full of contradictions, which at the turn of the century, just as it was becoming an open, modern metropolis, it showed intolerance and xenophobia towards immigrants. And Picasso was an immigrant, an anarchist among anarchists in Montmartre, the suspicious type, someone to be wary of. Little-known aspects of the painter will emerge, revealing a side of him that historians and art historians are only now beginning to investigate, such as him being ‘an alien’ in Paris.

There will be no shortage of analyses of works such as Les Desmoiselles d’Avignon and we will even discover why it is possible to effortlessly cast a ‘queer’ gaze on the artist’s work. Mina Kavani will accompany us with readings of excerpts from the letters kept at the Picasso Museum and from books such as ‘Picasso and His Friends’ by Fernande Olivier, ‘Picasso’ by Gertrude Stein and ‘My Life with Picasso’ by Françoise Gilot.

Picasso:A Rebel in Paris — Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (bmec.com.au)


Sun 7 July
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
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Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre
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Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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