Gallery Rouge was proud to host the groundbreaking event ‘Picasso and the School of Paris’, launched on May 7th 2011.
This event showcased the work of acclaimed French artists including Picasso, Chagall, Dali and Matisse to name but a few. Many visitors took the opportunity to view a body of outstanding original lithographs, etchings and drawings from these iconic figures.
The work of Pablo Picasso is prized by both museum and collector; recognised for his artistic genius and enduring influence, Picasso continues to be named alongside the most important artists of all time. A majestic collection of works exhibited paid homage to his diverse interpretations. Of particular note was the signed drawing, ‘Tete de Faune’ dating from 1955 which holds authentication from Maya Picasso, the artists eldest daughter – this rare item was sold soon after the opening.
Significant contemporaries within the School of Paris were also represented. Among those on display and available for acquisition was a charming signed lithograph by Henri Matisse from the ‘Dix Danseurs’ series depicting a young ballet protégé in repose after practice. Captivating many was striking original colour lithograph by Salvador Dali. Created for the ‘Themes of Surrealism’ suite, ‘Vittoria dell uomo Primitivo’ illustrates a rider taking command of his eager stallion. Also amongst the 30 works presented were three distinguished pieces by Impressionist artists, Renoir and Cezanne and a fine original drawing by George Braque.
Such was the success of the show, Gallery Rouge is already planning its next showcase of masterpieces..watch this space!