“The Other Picasso: Back to the Origin” is a collaboration project between selected Spanish lender-Institutions, the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg in Halle (Saale)/ Germany, the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen/The Netherlands, c2c Proyectos in Spain and Expona in Italy.
Pablo Picasso is one of the most influential and innovative artists in the history of art. His work encompasses a wide range of styles, techniques and themes, but there is a common thread that unites much of his output: his fascination with mythology and love.
From his earliest works, Picasso showed a great interest in classical mythology. The figure of the Minotaur appears in several of his paintings and drawings, as a kind of alter ego of the artist. The myth of the Minotaur, with its mixture of man and bull, represents duality and violence, two recurring themes in Picasso’s work.
In relation to mythology, love is a recurring theme in Picasso’s graphic work, presenting itself as a powerful and irresistible force. Picasso explored the complex and contradictory forces that drive human beings, from passion and creativity to violence and destruction.
His legacy is an invitation to reflect on our own relationship with mythology and love, and to explore the limits of our own humanity