Picasso favourite paintings on display

2008-02-13 22:34:55 CCTV

 

Picasso's favourite works are on exhibition in Madrid. It's the first time and possibly the only time - works on loan from the National Picasso Museum in Paris have been displayed along with works already held in Madrid.

Madrid's Reina Sofia Art Museum has brought together what are considered to be Pablo Picasso's personal favourite works of art. They are exhibited alongside his most famous painting "Guernica".

The show includes some 350 of the most-prized works from the Picasso Museum in Paris. It includes many pieces rarely put on display, even in the French capital.

The Madrid exposition is divided chronologically into four sections. There are plenty of exemplary works from among the tens of thousands of paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and ceramics Picasso produced between the end of the 19th century and his death in 1973.

Pablo Picasso, considered the father of modern art, was born in 1881 in Malaga, southern Spain. He spent most of his life in France.

The 1936-39 Spanish Civil War and the subsequent dictatorship lasting nearly four decades kept him from returning to his native country.