What drives one of the most influential and revolutionary painters of the entire history of art, Pablo Picasso, to touch the Apulian coasts? Probably the sea and the sun of this land, which looks so much like its Spain, and which will host, from 24 April to 4 November 2018, an unmissable exhibition dedicated to the genius of the Catalan artist.
It is titled « Picasso. The other half of the sky »the exhibition project that will involve three historic places in Puglia: Palazzo Ducale in Martina Franca, Palazzo Tanzarella in Ostuni and the castle of Mesagne: a unique path that embraces under the hat of the Apulian baroque three important places of the Tacco d’Italia.
Protagonists of the works, the women who loved the artist, told in 3 oils, 159 graphics, 35 ceramics and a drawing of the Spanish genius, a watercolor of the artist and life partner Dora Maar and 19 graphics of another woman who he accompanied his life: Françoise Gilot. To complete the portrait of Picasso will be 80 photographs signed by Edward Quinn (the Irish photographer who was linked to the artist by a deep friendship), 8 photos of Robert Capa and 3 of Gilot.
PUGLIA ON THE ROAD
A rare example of widespread installation, the project was immediately welcomed with fervor and enthusiasm by the administrators of Martina Franca, Ostuni and Mesagne who made their most representative places available. In these towns, in fact, thanks to the implementation of the collective «Puglia Walking Art», several experiential packages will be created to enhance the local heritage and museums, by walking or cycling in paths that cross the three Apulian locations.
AN INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE
Through the partnership with Federalberghi Puglia and Federalberghi Brindisi, to the network of relationships built by the “Metamorfosi” Cultural Association and the “Welcome in Puglia” Consortium of tourist operators in Puglia and by virtue of the collaboration with the main tour operators and cruise lines in the ports of Bari and Brindisi, the exhibition can not but assume an international character.
In fact, many tourists, art lovers and simply curious people from different countries are waiting to visit this exhibition, curated by Prof. Francesco Gallo Mazzeo, Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in via Ripetta in Rome, who will export the name and the beauty of Puglia all over the world.
Also Palazzo Rodio will participate in this tourist event, and invites you to see this unique exhibition of its kind. Picasso’s exhibition in Ostuni «Picasso. The other half of the sky », is 500 meters from our holiday home.
Nineteenth-century palace located in the center of Ostuni. Renovated respecting the original style.