Pablo Picasso: Beyond Resemblance

Drawings from the collection of the Musée National Picasso-Paris selected
with the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires

Bilingual edition, Spanish/English
Texts: Marcelo E. Pacheco, Emilia Philippot. Includes a conversation between
Victoria Noorthoorn and Eduardo Stupía
Graphic Design: Eduardo Rey
Translations: Florence Baranger-Bedel (Spanish), Ian Barnett, Florencia
Nijensohn (English)

260 pages
Format: 20 x 25 cm
ISBN 978-987-1358-44-1

This book documents the first exhibition in Argentina of Pablo Picasso’s drawings.
It includes a corpus of images of the works in the exhibition, which engage in a dialogue
with other drawings from Picasso’s oeuvre to broaden and contextualise the vast visual
range of Picasso’s prolific drawing output. It includes an introduction by Emilia Philippot
to the Musée national Picasso-Paris’s drawings collection, and a conversation between
Victoria Noorthoorn and Eduardo Stupía, in which the Argentinian artist unpacks his own
ideas about drawing by exploring Picasso’s work. It also includes a text by Marcelo Pacheco,
who looks at Picasso’s relationship with Argentina, which dates from 1901, as well
as a chronology of the artist.

‘Cutting across all techniques, Picasso’s incessant experimentation translated above all into
an astonishing diversity of supports: drawing paper of course, but also newspaper, wrapping
paper, letter paper, invitation cards, photographs, advertisements, and so forth. Picasso seized
upon anything he could find to satisfy his creative urge: “If he wished to paint but was unable to,
he would draw furiously, insatiably, on anything, anywhere; on the back of theater programs,
on walls, on the floor, in sand, on the marble tops of coffee tables…” In his hands, the poorest
of materials were transcended and invested with a new poetic dimension. ’

                                                                                                    Emilia Philippot

The exhibition Pablo Picasso: Beyond Resemblance was presented at the museum
from 18 November 2016 until 28 February 2017.