The life of Spanish-born painter Pablo Picasso is celebrated in Valencia until the New Year, marking the 40th anniversary of the artist’s death.
Bancaja Foundation presents the exhibition Picasso. Faun. Centauro. Minotaur, held at the Bancaja Cultural Centre in Valencia until January 4, 2014. The exhibition includes a selection of 50 prints from the Málaga painter and is hosted from the Bancaja Collection alongside works on loan from the Picasso Foundation, Casa Natal Museum of the City of Málaga and the National Library of Spain. It’s got to be top of the list for anyone who wants to soak up art in Valencia.
This Picasso exhibition in Valencia is curated by John Reel, PhD in History from the Complutense University of Madrid and tutor Professor of Art History at the National University of Distance Education. The exhibition offers an overview of Picasso’s vision and concepts that shaped his work. Figures faun, centaur and the minotaur appear frequently in the artist’s work since 1930, and the curator says this reflects the duality that exists in all men, including Picasso himself.
Bancaja Foundation is also holding workshops for schoolchildren, the elderly and people with disabilities throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Tours are held free of charge every Tuesday at 5pm and 6pm and reservations for the tours can be made by calling the Bancaja Cultural Centre. Find the contact information here.
The Bancaja Foundation’s aim is to bring together works of the most varied ages and disciplines.
There are plenty of galleries in Valencia and with 45 museums too, there are countless exhibitions to enjoy. Plan what to visit during your stay in Valencia with our suggestions of what to see and listings of what’s on.