The Museo Picasso Málaga commemorated this Saturday the 50th anniversary of the artist's death with the release of a dove as a symbolic action to remember his commitment to peace and his opposition to war.
A white dove -symbol of peace universally known thanks to the work of Picasso- has been the protagonist of this eulogy that has taken place in the courtyard of the Palacio de Buenavista. From there, the bird has taken flight shortly after dawn.
The museum has chosen to focus attention on this facet of the artist's life from Malaga on his anniversary because "war conflicts sadly continue to be a topical issue in the world with the consequent loss of human life and forced migrations," they explained. it's a statement.
And it is that Pablo Picasso, born in Malaga in 1881 and died in the French Mougins in 1973, was the artist who in the 20th century definitively consolidated the dove as the universal symbol of peace and "believed that art could play a crucial role in making the world aware of the violence and injustice that wars cause".
Throughout his life, some of the bloodiest conflicts in history took place in the world: World War I and World War II, the Spanish Civil War, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
The warmongering barbarism of these conflicts was reflected in significant works by the artist such as the series of drawings on the First World War, the painting Massacre in Korea that will be included in an exhibition in the autumn at the Museo Picasso Málaga, or one of his most emblematic works: 'The Guernica'.
This same year, the Museo Picasso Málaga celebrates its 20th anniversary, with close to nine million visitors and "enters the maturity of its career looking to the future" with a commitment to "greater projection and innovation".
The museum, as you remember, has been "a shock" in Andalusian museology and has been key to leading the transformation of the city of Malaga as a cultural destination.
This same space will be the setting for the first concert of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra in homage to Picasso. The event, which is part of the cultural program 'Picasso Celebration 1973-2023' launched by the governments of Spain and France to commemorate the anniversary, will take place on Tuesday the 11th at 8:00 p.m.
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