Art: Picasso ft. David Douglas Duncan

Picasso-Bathing
Swiss readers! If you haven’t been to the Picasso exhibition, hurry up: there is only four weeks left before the unique exhibit comes to an end.

It is nothing like other major Picasso work display you might have seen in the past. This time, the spanish multitalented artist is seen through the lens of famous American war photographer David Douglas Duncan. The 150 B&W photographs show the Maestro in his studio of la Californie in Cannes but depict a side of him that we are not used to seeing: playing, laughing, putting on costumes with his sons, taking a bath, smoking a cigarette. And there, somewhere on the background of each picture, you catch a glimpse of his most famous canvases, laying casually on the ground or waiting for the paint to dry up. Then you turn your head and it catches you by surprise: the very same sculptures, paintings, and embossements are there too; shown just as casually as Douglas caught them on his film rolls.

A very poetic and subtle perspective on Picasso’s genius and a celebration of the friendship of two artists.

Picasso à l’oeuvre. Dans l’objectif de David Douglas Duncan

Until February 3rd

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Geneva