Picasso on the Beach
26 August 20177 January 2018
Curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Project Rooms, Peggy Guggenheim Collection

The exhibition will be organized in collaboration with the Musée Picasso, Paris, and the Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyon. Gathering a selection of drawings and paintings produced between February and December 1937, it will revolve around Picasso’s masterpiece La Baignade (1937) owned by Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and one of its foundress’ favorite paintings. The exhibition will explore the theme of the beach, a leitmotif throughout the artist’s oeuvre: during his time spent in France in 1937, Picasso’s approach to this subject matter shifted, becoming increasingly visceral and more strongly connected to Surrealism.

Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 18921897
28 October 20177 January 2018
Curated by Vivien Greene

Jean Delville, The Angel of Splendors (L’Ange des splendeurs), 1894. Oil on canvas, 127x 146 cm. Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, en prêt à long terme aux Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels. Photo: © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels. J. Geleyns - Ro scan

This is the first museum exhibition to examine the art of the Salons de la Rose+Croix. In 1892, Joséphin Péladan (1859–1918), an eccentric critic, author, and Rosicrucian, founded the annual Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris to showcase mystical Symbolist art. Mysterious, visionary, and mythical themes prevailed in the works at his salons, with images of femmes fragiles and fatales, androgynous creatures, chimeras, and incubi. International in scope, the salons featured artists from Belgium, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland, among other countries. Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, Jean Delville, Rogelio de Egusquiza, Charles Filiger, Alphonse Osbert, Armand Point, Georges Rouault, Carlos Schwabe, Alexandre Séon, Ville Vallgren, and Félix Vallotton were among those who participated, and composers such as Erik Satie were also involved. The exhibition will be organized around common themes in the works, including the role of Orpheus, the adulation of the Italian Primitives, and the cult of personality—groupings that, in turn, will underscore the diverse and sometimes opposing concepts that informed Symbolism in the 1890s. Curated by Vivien Greene, Senior Curator, 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art, with the assistance of Ylinka Barotto, Curatorial Assistant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Mystical Symbolism will portray a transnational cross section of artists, some better known than others, and allow for a fresh look at late 19th-century Symbolist art.

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