The exhibition is located at the folk museum. :: M. C. J.
Picasso came home, never to leave again, in November 2003 with the opening of the Picasso Museum in Malaga, and since then the presence of this creator of Cubism has continued to grow in different places in the province. Mijas, right at the heart of the western Costa del Sol, became one of those places less than six months ago, with the opening of an exhibition centre dedicated to Picasso and to other contemporary artists, the CACMijas. Now, the Casa Museo de La Villa, which is in the historic centre of the Pueblo, is also offering its visitors the chance to see a collection of posters by the great artist from Malaga.
From now until May 27th, this history and folk museum is hosting an exhibition called ‘Los carteles de Picasso’ which is a private collection of 55 original works, most of them lithographs, from exhibitions by Pablo Ruiz Picasso between 1955 and 1984. The majority are posters which were commissioned by art galleries for exhibitions and displays in which Picasso was participating. Others are on strictly political themes, such as Paloma de la Paz from Issy-les-Moulineaux in 1962. There is also a final group advertising bullfights on the French Côte d’Azur.
The initiative, which is being organised by the Malaga provincial government as well as the Junta de Andalucía, aims to make the linocuts which were produced by Picasso more widely known by the public. This discipline involves a procedure in which the artist works on a linoleum sheet, which, because of its thickness, allows compositions to be made with a chisel and knife in such a way that fine details are reflected. The collection has been loaned by its owners, Francisco Quero and his wife, María del Carmen Moyano, and entry is free for people on the population register and just one euro for others - it also gives the right to visit the rest of the Caseo Museo, which is open every day from 9am until 8pm.
With this new cultural attraction, which is barely 250 metres from the historical centre of Mijas, art lovers have the opportunity to see different techniques and works by the famous artist from Malaga. The CACMijas has a permanent collection of about 50 of Picasso’s ceramic works, including the famous owl, and this makes it the second biggest collection of his works on display in the world.
This new exhibition space has already made a name for itself on the cultural map, thanks above all to Asian tourism. It has three exhibition rooms; the two upstairs rooms display works created by different techniques – lithographs, linocuts, etchings and water colours, among others - by other artists such as Salvador Dalí (including his Cosmic Elephant), Foujita and French artist George Braques.