Behind The Scenes At The NGV’s Epic New Picasso Exhibition


The NGV’s Winter season Masterpieces exhibition ‘The Picasso Century’ is the definition of a blockbuster, and it is open now!

Designed solely for the NGV in conjunction with the Centre Pompidou and the Musée National Picasso-Paris, the present includes 70 parts by the legendary painter and 100 from around 60 of his contemporaries. 

By staging Picasso’s have masterpieces beside works from his peers these as Matisse, Dali and Gertrude Stein, the exhibition reimagines the legendary artist’s inventive context, social milieu and historical surroundings. 

Offered this enormous scale, the exhibition spans the gallery’s whole ground floor. It is broken down into 15 sections, each and every one symbolizing a unique period of time in the artist’s lifestyle and his corresponding innovative oeuvre from his early Cubist a long time to his famous blue period.

Every single NGV exhibition is introduced to life utilizing paint colour by Dulux. For this demonstrate, exhibition designer Allie Mactier utilised colour to give viewers a clue about what was occurring all over Picasso at the time. From subtle ‘Milton Moon’ and ‘Malay Grey’, to innovative (and just about stunning!) ‘Hot Lips’ purple to represent Picasso’s involvement with the Communist Social gathering during the 2nd Globe War, the colours all-around the paintings recreate the emotional and political temper in which they were being created.

Not only do these significant colors replicate the rigorous drama of specific historical durations Picasso lived and worked by means of, they enhance the actually radical character of his operate.

‘The Picasso Century’ is open up now at the NGV until finally October 9, 2022.

Video made by Matt Harding.


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