Picasso's sculptures and ceramic works will be highlighted from 13 October 2016 until 5 March 2017 in a major exhibition at Museum Beelden aan Zee in Scheveningen. The exhibition
Picasso by the Sea. Ceramics and Sculpture provides a tantalising overview of the period that Pablo Picasso spent on the French Riviera after the war. Beelden aan Zee, the only Dutch museum entirely devoted to sculpture, presents ceramic and sculpture masterpieces from museum and private collections in this major exhibition. Some of the pieces have rarely or never been exhibited to the public in the Netherlands.
Picasso in Antibes Pablo Picasso lived in the South of France from 1947 to 1960, where he experienced a prolific period in his artistry. It was here that he discovered ceramics and breathed new life into his work as a sculptor. The exhibition in The Hague is a response to the renewed interest in this master’s sculptural oeuvre that, in contrast to his art, has often remained in the shadows. Museum Beelden aan Zee has worked closely on
Picasso by the Sea. Ceramics and Sculpturewith Musée Picasso in Antibes on the Mediterranean coast, which is dedicated to the world famous artist.
Renewed interest in Picasso's sculptures During recent years there has been renewed interest in Picasso's sculptural works. A testament to this is the major exhibition Picasso Sculpture, which was on show from the beginning of 2016 in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and will be on display in Musée Picasso in Paris from March 2016. The exhibition in Museum Beelden aan Zee focuses on the later sculptures and ceramic works of Pablo Picasso. In The Hague a number of sculptures from the
Picasso Sculpture exhibition in the MoMa are on display, as well as sculptures from private collections that have rarely or never been seen by the general public.
Exhibition in Beelden aan Zee The Picasso exhibition at Museum Beelden aan Zee encompasses approximately fifty ceramic works, absolutely unique examples, and some twenty sculptures, a large percentage of which are on show for the first time in the Netherlands. The works originate from the collections of Centre Pompidou and Musée Picasso in Paris, Musée Picasso in Antibes, Musée Picasso and Museu del Disseny in Barcelona, and various private collections from Europe. The guest curator of the exhibition is Jean-Louis Andral, director of the Picasso museum in Antibes and a specialist in Picasso's post-war sculptural oeuvre.
Museum Beelden aan Zee Beelden aan Zee, the only Dutch museum entirely devoted to sculpture, lies hidden like a pearl in the sand in the dunes at Scheveningen. The museum was founded in 1994 by collector couple Theo and Lida Scholten and focuses exclusively on modern and contemporary international sculpture. The building is basically formed by two large circles and is dug into a dune, with the rear facing away from vibrant Scheveningen Boulevard. Unlimited light and grand dimensions characterize the museum that comprises halls, patios and terraces, some of which enjoy sea views.
Scheveningen Museum Beelden aan Zee is surrounded by a host of other attractions in Scheveningen, such as The Pier, SEA LIFE, the Circustheater and Holland Casino. The immediate vicinity of the museum offers a wealth of activities for young and old during every season. After a refreshing walk along the beach, drop in at The Pier, restaurants and cafés on the boulevard and the year-round beach clubs to enjoy a delicious dinner with a view of the sea. Nearby SEA LIFE Scheveningen is a must for a day out with children. The Pathé cinema, Circustheater and Holland Casino guarantee a great evening out in Scheveningen. The historic city centre of The Hague is only fifteen minutes from Scheveningen beach!