The exhibition offers an exceptional close look at the artist in his studio as you have never seen him.

Cahiers d’Art is pleased to present an exhibition devoted to Pablo Picasso and the various techniques in which the artist was most profilic.

The exhibition illustrates the way in which Picasso worked in the various studios and highlights his practices and numerous techniques. It provides a captivating and unique perspective of the environment in which he developed his work through rare and previously unpublished photographs. Thus, the viewer discovers the artist’s sculpture studio in Boisgeloup in 1931-1932 through remarkable photographs from the Archives Olga Ruiz-Picasso (courtesy Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte). The viewer is then invited to discover Picasso in the Madoura ceramics studio, photographed by Yves Manciet between 1948 and 1953, his Le Fournas studio in Vallauris captured by the lens of Edward Quinn in 1953 and his home and studio in Mougins where Lee Miller photographed the presentation of the tapestry Femmes à leur toilette.

On the occasion of the exhibition, a selection of important publications and books on Pablo Picasso written by Christian Zervos and published by Cahiers d’Art between 1936 and 1970 will be presented. These publications include Œuvres de 1930 à 1935, Carnet de Dessins (Royan), “Céramiques de Picasso”, in Cahiers d’Art, Vol.23, 1948 or Avignon 1970 – Picasso 1969-1970 and of course, the renowned Pablo Picasso by Christian Zervos. Catalogue of works, 1895–1972 (33 vols.) “The Zervos”.


This special issue of the revue reveals rare and previously unpublished photographs illustrating the artist in his studio and the work itself in progress.