Picasso and Naples Parade, the exhibition at the Museo de Capodimonte
Picasso and Naples Parade. An appointment to discover the story behind a ballet, a play, the music, a vision, a work of art: Parade, the greatest work of Picasso, a curtain of 10.60 meters wide and 17.25 meters high preserved at the George Pompidou Center in Paris, today at the Capodimonte Museum, in the gallery’s dance hall, along with 68 other works by Picasso, including drawings, paintings and sculptures. Naples will host this exhibition that began on April 8 and will remain open until July 10, 2017.
It was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1917 during the period in which he moved to Rome and that visited Naples and Pompeii along with Stravinsky. The frame is a circus with clowns, dancers and animals, and it seems that this famous Spanish painter was inspired by Naples during his visit. With Parade returns his inspiration linked to the world of the circus and enriched by the knowledge of the crib, the popular theater and the puppets renewing the interest on the classics.
Given the size of the artwork, it has been exposed on rarely ocasions. An extraordinary meeting with this Cubist painter who after a hundred years returns to Naples, but not only, part of the exhibition will also take place in the Antiquarium of Pompeii, where the manifesto of Cubism ” Les demoiselles d’Avignon “painted in 1907 and exhibited for the first time in 1916 will be exposed.
HOW TO GET TO THE CAPODIMONTE MUSEUM
Naples (NA), Via Miano 2
Bus: 178 ANM stop of Via Capodimonte
Bus: ANM R4 stop Via Capodimonte
Bus: bus stop ANM C63 Via Capodimonte
The Navetta/Shuttle Capodimonte Museum allows tourists and visitors to reach, in 22 minutes, from the city center of Naples the Museum. Departure every 50 minutes from Piazza Triste and Trento / Teatro San Carlo, with stops at Piazza del Municipio, Piazza Dante, Archaeological Museum, Museo di Capodimonte. Stops are available, upon request, along the way outside the itinerary at authorized public transport stops!