(1881-1973) Throughout the world, cubism has one indisputable, iconic representative: Pablo Picasso. The Malaga-born artist is, without doubt, one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, and as such, he explored numerous artistic movements and became the inspiration for many other great artists. The artist worked in many different artistic genres, from sketching and painting to sculpture and ceramics, as well as stage design and costumes for theatre. Picasso left behind the richest personal artistic oeuvre our country possesses, a marvellous heritage of worldwide interest. Furthermore, Picasso was a great believer in the idea that art should not consist of simply applying a canon of beauty, but instead in what instinct and brains together were capable of conceiving beyond that canon.
An exclusive, limited and numbered work that shows Picasso at his most experienced and dynamic best, and in which the indefatigable artist displays his unconditional admiration of La Celestina, a classic from the 15th century.
Working in conjunction with Succession Picasso, Artika presents – for the first time in Spanish – a unique edition that features a selection of engravings chosen and arranged by the artist himself, and which illustrate one of his favourite books, the classic work by Fernando de Rojas.
The 66 engravings reproduced here are taken from Suite 347, a work that portrayed, on a day-by-day basis, everything that Picasso saw, heard, imagined and experienced in the France of May ‘68, including themes related to <La Celestina such as strength and the constant struggle of human life.
This deluxe edition, produced in the form of 2,998 copies, comes with a Study Book in which five authors open readers’ eyes to these two masterpieces and help us to enjoy them. The Study Bookexamines all the richness and detail of the stories and mischievous acts described in the two works.
A hand-made box in Antibes blue, inspired by this Mediterranean city that has such a lasting association with the artist, incorporates an aluminium case – embossed and engraved – which contains La Celestina and the Study Book, all watched over by Picasso’s thoughtful yet striking gaze.