The session for the Textos españoles: 1894-1968 (Spanish Texts 1894-1968 ) by Pablo Picasso with Malén Gual, Curator of the museum, was a delight. It was a unique occasion in the Reading Club in which we had the pleasure of completing with images by the painter, some of his texts that demanded so, with such strength.
The poetry of Picasso, surrealist, nostalgic (of a Spain that no longer existed), obsessed with food, tender but also luxurious, filled with old words and phrases, highly influenced by Góngora but also by his contemporaries (such as Alberti or Breton), was a way in which the creative force of the artist found a way out when, for one reason or another, he found himself in a moment, if notat a still-point, at least doubtful, in his paintings. Many times he would focus on the same topics: the bull, the guitar, Sabartés. And always as a manifestation of creative freedom.
We will continue, in the last session of this course (how time flies!) with No soy yo. Autobiografía, performance y los nuevos espectadores (I’m not me. Autobiography, performance and new spectators), by Estrella de Diego.
The New Season of the Reading Club