MERIDA Yucatan (Times Media Mexico) – More than 100 works of art by iconic Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, that will be part of the exhibition “Picasso, Genius of the Arts”, have arrived to Mérida and the assembly has begun in the exhibition halls of the Cultural Centre “El Olimpo”.
Irving Berlin Villafaña, director of Culture at the City Hall, announced the arrival of the works that will form the main attraction of the 12th edition of “La Noche Blanca” (The White Night).
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There are more than 100 unreleased pieces by Pablo Picasso. The pieces come from various private collections in Europe; In the exhibition, you can see the evolution of the artistic history of this emblematic author in a period ranging from 1918 to 1957.
The exhibition will open its doors on the so-called “Noche Blanca”, (The White Night) scheduled for next Friday, December 13th. It will remain on display for four months, until March 2020.
In the exhibition, different painting techniques can be observed, from etchings, inks or pencil strokes and how his work evolved in the use of colors.
Picasso’s exhibition includes the “Tricornio” collection, which includes 33 works in burin techniques, colotypes and etchings, made between 1918 and 1920.
La Noche Blanca
The “Noche Blanca” program was born six years ago inspired by an initiative born in Paris, France; which consists of holding various artistic and cultural events in the streets of the city throughout the night.
This special night filled with artistic and cultural events, has grown so much, that receives well over over 50 thousand people per event, which is why it was decided to create “La Víspera de la Noche Blanca” (The Eve of the White Night), in order to extend the activities throughout the weekend.
The Yucatan Times