The Cholakis Dental Group is proud to support the arts in Winnipeg as Title Sponsor of the upcoming Picasso exhibitions at the WAG this summer. Picasso in Canada and Picasso: Man and Beast open May 13 and run until Aug. 13.
Picasso: Man and Beast
Through his work, Picasso was instrumental in shaping the art of the 20th century. Although perhaps best known for his Cubist paintings, Picasso was also a skilled printmaker, exploring myriad ideas and influences in virtually every known technique from intaglio to lithography. The 100 etchings and drypoints in The Vollard Suite are collectively considered one of his printmaking masterworks, and constitute one of the treasures of the national collection. Acquired in 1957, the entire Suite is being presented for the first time in sixty years, and is one of only a handful of the original complete sets remaining in the world. The exhibition is brought to Winnipeg through the Gallery’s NGC@WAG partnership with the National Gallery of Canada. Exploring the tension between man and beast that often characterized Picasso and his work, The Vollard Suite represents both the civilizing nature of art, and a provocative yet quintessential representation of Picasso’s "beast within."
Picasso in Canada
Picasso in Canada brings together 30 artworks by the artist, including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, and ceramic works. Drawn from art museums across Canada, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), the exhibition offers an intimate view of the artists through the work in Canadian collections. Featured here will be Femme Assise (Seated Woman) the most important painting by Picasso in Canada, now in the collection of the AGO. In addition to representing over five decades of Picasso’s artistic production through a range of media, this exhibition features iconic images of five of Picasso’s lovers.