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Almine Rech

Elective Affinities Picasso, Matisse, Klee e Giacometti

The title of the exhibition, Elective Affinities, was chosen to evoke and underline the potential dialogue that arises from the meeting of these two important collections, from similarities in iconography to subject matter. The title is inspired by the famous novel of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a writer who spent time in Venice during his travels to Italy.

At Gallerie dell'Accademia

17 works from Museum Berggruen will be integrated into Gallerie dell'Accademia’s permanent displays, where visitors are invited to discover two very different collections - some of the greatest Venetian paintings alongside Heinz Berggruen’s collection of modernist masterpieces.

Picasso’s portrait of Dora Maar with Green Fingernails is shown alongside Giorgione’s La Vecchia - very different works linked by an intimate relationship between artist and sitter. Two studies by Picasso for Les Demoiselles d'Avignon are displayed alongside a series of sketches by Tiepolo. Sculptures by Giacometti and Canova will also be in dialogue with each other.

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Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar aux ongles verts, 1936 - Oil on canvas - 65 x 54 cm, 25 19/32 x 21 17/64 in

© Museum Berggruen, Neue Nationalgalerie, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz - Photo: bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Museum Berggruen / Jens Ziehe / © Succession Picasso by SIAE 2024