The permanent exhibition space dedicated to engraving at the Musée L (Louvain la Neuve) pays tribute to Picasso's "Tauromachia"'s work.
The artist's 26 aquatints highlight the love of a Spaniard for bullfighting, of course, but also reveal's Picasso ferocious ideas of his era.
These were created to illustrate famous matador Pepe Hillo's reedited bullfighting manual: It only took Picasso a month to complete them all. Visitors will notice the influence of Francisco Goya's themes in these pieces. Both artists, heavily marked by the war and its violence, both found here childhood memories and a way to express the horror of a reality just experienced.
A space dedicated to sketches and engravings
The fourth floor of the Musée L counts 1,600 prints, a fantastic collection presenting the diversity and evolution of techniques in Western engraving fro the 15th to the 20th century. Among the geniuses featured are: Dürer, Soulages, Rembrandt, Corot, Picasso, Moore...
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From 03 August to 01 November 2020.