As of 20 September 2014 Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will be focusing on modern art once again with a major new event devoted to one of the greatest masters of 20th century painting, Pablo Picasso.
The exhibition will present a broad selection of works by this great master of modern art in an effort to stimulate a reflection on his influence and interaction with such leading Spanish artists as Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Juan Gris, Maria Blanchard and Julio González: art reflecting on art and on the relationship between the real and the surreal, the artist’s heartfelt involvement in the tragedy of unfolding history, the emergence of the monster with a human face, and the metaphor of erotic desire as a primary source of inspiration for the artist’s creativity and world vision. Picasso and Spanish Modernity will be showing some ninety works by Picasso and other artists, ranging from painting to sculpture, drawing. The works of art on display will include such celebrated masterpieces as Woman’s Head, Portrait of Dora Maar and The Painter and the Model by Picasso, Siurana, the Path and Figure and Bird in the Night  by Miró and Dalí’s Arlequin, along with Picasso’s drawings, engravings and preparatory paintings for his huge masterpiece Guernica.