Picasso in dialogue with the Iberian holdings of the Louvre
Although he spent most of his adult life in France, painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) never denied the artistic influence that his upbringing in Spain imparted upon him. Of particular significance was the art and culture of the Iberian Peninsula where he had been born and later lived as a young man, though it was likely that his first real encounter with Iberian art took place at the Louvre in France. This volume accompanies a curatorial collaboration between the Centro Botín in Spain and the Musée Picasso-Paris in France that explores Picasso's relationship with Iberian art on an unprecedented scale. The book demonstrates this rich connection by comparing works by Picasso with masterpieces from the Louvre's Iberian collection and major Spanish archaeological museums. Further context provided by the world's leading experts in Iberian art conveys the depth of Picasso's cultural and artistic dialogue with his birthplace.