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Apr 22, 2016

Largest-ever collection of Picasso artwork comes to Hungarian National Gallery

Picasso Exhibition returns to Budapest after 100 years - bigger and better than before!

The largest-ever collection of Picasso artwork has arrived in Budapest for a three month-long exhibition at the Hungarian National Gallery.

More than 100 years since the last Picasso collection was viewed in Hungary, “Picasso – Transfigurations, 1895-1972’, spans the painter’s entire oeuvre of 77 years, paying particular attention to one aspect: the constant transfigurations in his portrayal of the human figure,” László Baán told Hungary Today.

The late Spanish artist is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential of the 20th century. He is known for his world renowned paintings, co-founding the Cubist-movement, the invention of constructed sculpturing and the co-invention of collage.

The exhibition showcases a large-scale collection of his work, including “The Barefoot Girl” he painted at the age of 14, as well as a piece he completed just a year before his death.

Most of the works are on loan from the Picasso Museum in Paris, with pieces from museums in Jerusalem, Basel, Bern and Moscow, as well as pieces from Hungarian public collections.

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