Hungary’s largest-ever Picasso exhibition has so far attracted more than 150 000 visitors since its opening in the Hungarian National Gallery in April, the museum has revealed.
Guernica is perhaps Picasso’s best-known work
Entitled “Picasso – Transfigurations, 1895-1972”, the exhibition shows some 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures and other artwork spanning the artist’s entire oeuvre of 77 years. Most of the works, 74, are on loan from the Picasso Museum in Paris, complemented with pieces from museums in Jerusalem, Basel, Bern and Moscow, as well as from Hungarian public collections. The exhibition has been extended by one month until 28 August and is open to visitors seven days a week. Located in Buda Castle, the National Gallery also shows a total of 61 works by Amedeo Modigliani at Hungary’s first large-scale exhibition of works by the early 20th-century Italian painter and sculptor.
The unique exhibition of Picasso’s works is hosted in the building of the Royal Palace in Buda Castle (pictured)
Parallel to the Picasso exhibition, the museum is also hosting an exhibiton of the works of another giant of modern art, Italian artist Amadeo Modigliani, which opened to visitors in late June and has since been seen by over 30 000 visitors.
The first time the Hungarian capital hosted an exhibition of the works of the Spanish-born painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist and stage designer was over 100 years ago, in 1910.