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Picasso at Work - Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan
16.10.2013

 

Ateneum Art Museum and Allan & Bo Hjelt Art Foundation arrange a lecture "Picasso at Work" on Wednesday 16.10. at 17.30 in the Ateneum Hall.
The lecture is in English and participation is included in the price of admission to the exhibition.

 

A lecture by Stephanie Ansari and Tatyana Franck

In 1956, American photojournalist David Douglas Duncan (b.1916) met Pablo Picasso. Through his lens, Duncan followed one of the world’s most famous artists and immediately became a close friend and companion. The photographer took thousands of photos of Picasso at work and at play, thus becoming one of the greatest witnesses of the artist.

Duncan’s work was presented by curators Stephanie Ansari and Tatyana Franck in the exhibition Picasso at Work. Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan. The exhibition has amazed thousands of visitors in Museo Picasso Málaga in Spain, Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster in Germany, and La Piscine, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie André Diligent de Roubaix in France, revealing Picasso’s sources of inspiration and explaining the creative process behind some of his most well-known works.

During a 90-minute lecture, Ansari and Franck will engage in a dialogue with Duncan’s photographs and the works of Pablo Picasso, giving the audience a chance to reflect on Picasso’s extraordinary life and artistic process.

The lecture is presented by Allan & Bo Hjelt Art Foundation in collaboration with Ateneum Art Museum.
For more information: Jenny Gyllander, +358 50 5052916, project manager / art@hjeltfoundations.org
www.hjeltfoundations.org