The installation exhibition “Origins of Cubism” is opening on August 30 at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition offers the general public a great opportunity to become acquainted for the first time with the history of cubism, one of the most important trends in 20th century art (1907–1923). British art historian John Golding wrote in a monograph that cubism is “...the most important and, without a doubt, the most complete and radical artistic revolution since the Renaissance.”
Pablo Picasso’s sketchbook for “Young Ladies of Avignon” (1907) — a painting that revolutionized the art of the time — is the cornerstone of the exposition. The massive canvas is stored in the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and never leaves the permanent exposition. For the first time in Russia, the Moscow exhibition will display more than 60 drawings from the sketchbook that the artist created in May—June 1907, which is housed at the Picasso House Museum (Museo Casa Natal), Malaga.
Curators: Suria Sadekova, Anna Klochkova, Nikolay Molok