From October 18th 2018  to  February 17th 2019

Picasso Metamorphosis exhibition from October 18th, 2018 to February 17th, 2019 at Palazzo Reale marks the Milan autumn season: dedicated to the multifaceted and fruitful relationship that the Spanish genius has developed, throughout his extraordinary career, with myth and antiquity, proposes the exploration from this particular perspective of its intense and complex creative process.

The project, a Milanese stage of the great European triennial Picasso-Méditerranée, promoted by the Picasso Museum in Paris with other international institutions, presents about 200 works including works by Picasso and ancient works of art which the great master has inspired, coming from the Musée National Picasso in Paris and other important European museums.

The project is grafted into a path of study on the great artist undertaken by Palazzo Reale over the decades, a real cycle of exhibitions on Picasso that made the relationship between the Spanish maestro and Milan special. First of all the exhibition of Guernica in the Sala delle Cariatidi in 1953, an exceptional event and an authentic gift that Picasso made to the city; followed, almost half a century later, a great retrospective in September 2001, four days after the attacks on the Twin Towers, organized with the collaboration of the artist’s heirs; finally, the monographic review of 2012, which documented in a large chronological excursus the variety of techniques and means of expression that characterized the production of the Spanish artist.