The Exhibition “Picasso: The Eternal Quest ”Was Officially Unveiled In The Halls Of The National Art Gallery In Sofia
October 29th, 2015, Thursday
On 29 October 2015, the exhibition “Picasso: The Eternal Quest” was officially unveiled in the halls of the National Art Gallery in Sofia.
The featured works have been specially selected for Bulgaria by Picasso’s Birthplace Museum in the artist’s home town of Malaga and the event itself has been organised by the Spanish Embassy in Sofia. Over 80 lithographs and ceramics by the famous master are on display in the gallery: they have been selected by the director of Picasso’s Birthplace Museum, José María Luna, who arrived in Bulgaria in person for the opening ceremony. The idea for the exhibition was born two years ago, said the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain to Bulgaria, H.E. Jose Luis Tapia, and added that we should all feel privileged and fortunate that we can admire the works of Pablo Picasso. Everything we see is the offspring of his efforts, his genius and his inventiveness, he added. The Ambassador presented to the guests 78 unique lithographs and 7 ceramic works of art, created by the famous master between 1920 and 1971. The works on display have been arranged into several thematic groupings – free variations on Cranach and Delacroix, Picasso’s women, models from the world of classical and surrealist art. The ceramics have been inspired by bullfighting.
Among those present at the unveiling of the exhibition were the President Rosen Plevneliev, the Deputy Minister of Culture Bonny Petrunova, senior representatives of Sofia Municipality, ambassadors, artists and connoisseurs. One of the main sponsors for the opening of the exhibition in Sofia was Prof. Dr. Lachezar Tsotsorkov, who has supported the initiative from the very start through the “Tsotsorkov Family” foundation.