90.000 reservations for the exhibition Picasso Metamorfosi in Milan
Before even inaugurating, the Milanese exhibition Picasso Metamorfosi already had 90,000 online bookings: an announced success that sees the Municipality of Milan – Palazzo Reale and MondoMostre Skira among the main promoters of one of the most important exhibitions of 2018 in Milan, curated by Pascale Picard, director of the Avignon Civic Museums.
There are 200 works by Picasso and ancient art that take place in the rooms of Palazzo Reale in Milan and are part of the multidisciplinary project Picasso-Méditerranée which aims to highlight the ties of the Spanish artist with various areas of the Mediterranean. Milan was chosen by Picasso to exhibit his Guernica artwork, which was housed in the Sala delle Cariatidi of Palazzo Reale in 1953. More recently, in 2012, the city honored the Malaga artist with an impressive retrospective, while today, six years later, Picasso returns to Milan and his works are measured with antiquity.In fact, archaeological finds from Paris, Naples and Rome dialogue with the works of Picasso in a cultural and artistic exchange that explores the themes of myth, of Greco-Roman mythology, of hybrid creatures, of the figure of Ariadne and of the metamorphoses , with an emphasis on Ovid’s Metamorphosis, to which the Spanish artist has often been inspired. The 200 works come from the Musée National Picasso Paris, Musée du Louvre Paris, Musei Vaticani in Rome, Museo Archeologico Nazionale Naples, Musée Picasso Antibes, dal Musée Beaux-Arts di Lyon, Centre Pompidou Paris, Musée de l’Orangerie Paris, Museu Picasso Barcelona.
In addition to the City of Milan – Palazzo Reale and MondoMostre Skira, have collaborated to make the impressive exhibition itinerary possible: M&G Investments, Trenitalia, La Rinascente, Vivaticket.