Date(s) - 27/11/2015
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November 27, 2015
Aula Magna of the University of Barcelona, Spain
This symposium presents the results of the project “Early Stages of Picasso through material characterization of different portraits”. The extensive study was possible thanks to the collaboration between the University of Barcelona and the Museu Picasso de Barcelona, by means of the resources of the European project CHARISMA and the facilities of the MOLAB Transnational Access Service. The complementary information obtained by different non-destructive techniques permitted a meticulous inspection of the brush strokes and materials distribution of six portraits created by Pablo Ruiz Picasso between 1895 and 1900. The palette that Picasso used in his first paintings is important to understand his evolution starting from his first artistic steps. In the meeting experts of the field will share their knowledge about the materials found on other paintings by Picasso belonging to different periods of his artistic career. They will focus on the key role that the technical investigations had on the understanding of the artist. Therefore, the symposium will highlight possible continuities and changes of his palette through time and unveil details of his so admired practice.