Picasso exhibition to open in Shanghai
Wu Yan

A total of 81 works by Pablo Picasso will be displayed in Shanghai on March 15, according to the Paper.

The art exhibition, themed war and emotion, will focus for the first time on the late stage of Picasso's artistic creations, including lithographs, sculptures, paintings and installation arts.

The replicating puzzle of his famous "Guernica" titles one themed exhibition area, while another exhibition area features "emotion series." The exhibition also sets up immersive cinema, parent-child interactive exhibition area, "Art Life" and derivatives exhibition area.

Hailed as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso demonstrated an amazing artistic talent since his childhood and remained prolific throughout his life. He died at 91.

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) attempts to draw a Minotaur with light pen in his home in Vallauris. /VCG File Photo

Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) attempts to draw a Minotaur with light pen in his home in Vallauris. /VCG File Photo

His works present ever-changing themes and styles, and were commonly categorized in chronological order into the Blue Period, the Rose Period, the African-influenced Period, the Cubism, the neoclassical style, the Surrealism, and in the later stage a mix of his earlier styles.

The highlight of the exhibition, "Guernica", is Picasso's representative work created in 1937. It portrays the carpet bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country town in northern Spain, by Nazi German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War, revealing calamity which war brought to humanity and hope for peace.

The show in the Shanghai Exhibition Center is expected to last for one month.

(Top image: A cameraman films Pablo Picasso's masterpiece painting "Guernica" in Madrid's Reina Sofia art museum. /VCG File Photo)