Museo Reina Sofía, with the exceptional support of the Musée Picasso Paris, has organized Picasso 1906. The Great Transformation, which closes the official commemorative program of international exhibitions and suggests a major revision of criteria on the key role played by the artist in the creation of modern art.
The great contribution of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) to this landmark development is generally considered to be the painting of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in 1907. However, that work can now be regarded as a point of arrival, the final outburst of a whole complex process that had developed throughout 1906 and up to late February or early March, 1907. During that period, the artist’s creative activity took place in three settings: Paris, Gósol (a Pyrenean village in the province of Lérida), and Paris again.