Picasso on Screen

13 may, 1993 - 5 june, 1993
Sabatini Building, Auditorium
Visit to Picasso of Paul Haesaerts
Visit to Picasso of Paul Haesaerts

At the beginning of the 1970s, Carlos Fernández Cuenca, the former director and president of the Spanish Film Archive, wrote Picasso, en el cine también, a well-documented volume that established the first filmography of Picasso on screen. Fernández Cuenca’s work served as the starting point for the programme Picasso à l’écran at the 3rd International Biennial of Films on Art (1992), which is now being presented by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. The fortuitous discovery of Esencia de Verbena (1930) by Ernesto Giménez Caballero (Madrid, 1899-1988), the first known short film to look at Picasso’s work (along with works by Francisco de Goya and Maruja Mallo), suddenly confirmed the importance of and interest in reviving the filmography established by Fernández Cuenca, which this exhibition is designed to reflect.