During a visit to Warsaw in 1948, Picasso famously drew a mermaid – the symbol of Warsaw - on the wall of an apartment. A few years later, the owner got rid of it and the drawing was feared lost forever. Until now…
From Friday, the Museum on the Vistula in Warsaw will be showing an exhibition entitled 'Never again. Art against war and Fascism in the 20th and 21st centuries,' themed around Pablo Picasso's 'Guernica.'
The National Museum of Warsaw currently holds Poland’s largest collection of Picasso’s works, among them 20 ceramic plates of which 10 have gone on show.
In preparation for the exhibition which explores “fulfilled and unfulfilled dreams of modernisation”, the organisers drew on residents’ memories of the area, as well as their parents’ and grandparents’, during and after WWII.
Pablo Picasso, famous Spanish painter, during his stay in Poland in 1948, donated as a gift to The National Museum in Warsaw, some of his recently made ceramics.
The world famous artist travelled to Poland and left his mark on a Warsaw apartment wall.