The other Picasso: Back to the Origins

Ceramics and Works on Paper 

26.02.2023 — 21.05.2023


Creative, inspiring and humorous that was The Other Picasso.

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). To mark the occasion, the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale) was discovering fascinating, lesser-known sides of this probably best-known artist of the 20th century. The Other Picasso took the audience in an atmospheric staging into the almost playful world of the unique ceramics of this immensely creative artist. They were hardly to be experienced for many decades and are just being rediscovered in recent times.

In addition to the wonderful ceramics, the exhibition featured prints and drawings that convey Picasso's lifelong return to his family origins, his never-ending connection to the traditions of his native Spain, and his inspiration from the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean. In addition to the ceramics, the exhibition explored Picasso's poetry and his relationship to modern dance.

The exhibition presented 104 works from public and private collections in Spain and was one of the few to be held in Germany in this anniversary year.

Works of the ceramics class of the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design

As part of the exhibition "The Other Picasso" students of the ceramics class of Prof. Martin Neubert presented their own ceramic works on the 2nd floor of the museum.

The desire to play with materials unites the students’ works with Picasso’s. His exuberant self-assurance has also provoked counter-positions. The students created an exhibition in impatience and in the shortest possible time, freely following Picasso’s injunction: “Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”

Further information about the exhibition "Telonero"

Der andere Picasso: Zurück zu den Ursprüngen

Vo. 28 of the Writings for the Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)

Published by Christian Philipsen in association with Tho­mas Bauer-Fried­rich


108 pages | 115 fig.
Halle (Saale) : Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, 2023
ISBN: 978-3-96502-027-6

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Ceramics and Works on Paper

26.02.2023 — 21.05.2023


Helena Alonso and
Prof. Dr. J. Óscar Carras­co­sa

Project coordination

Dr. Bar­ba­ra Leven

With the friendly support of


Es Baluard Museu d'Art Con­tem­po­rani, Palma de Mal­lor­ca | Colección Serra, Mal­lor­ca | Mu­seo Picas­so – Co­lec­ción Eu­ge­nio Arias, Co­mu­ni­dad de Madrid | Fun­da­ción Archi­vo Ma­nuel de Falla, Gra­nada

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