Catalog / Cocteau meets Picasso

Catalog / Cocteau meets Picasso

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Works from the Picasso Art Museum in Münster and the Kontaxopoulos Collection

The friendship between Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso is one of the founding myths of 20th century art. 100 years after its beginnings, the Museum Pablo Picasso in Münster is dedicated to this world of creative cooperation in the studios, cafés and on the stages of Montparnasse, which leaves hardly any area of ​​art untouched.


Multi-talented and challenging each other: with Picasso and Cocteau, two thoroughly complementary artistic natures met, one of irrepressible artistic energy, the other poetically reflective. It is these two artists who, with their sense of the magical in the real, formed the antithesis to the surrealists. In poetry, dance, stage, picture, drawing, graphics, ceramics, plastic, film, book design and often in joint projects, they lived out their creative understanding of the world. The catalog takes up this variety of topics in a clear and representative manner and opens up the treasures of an exquisite private collection.

Press reviews:

"The monumental anthology is conceived as a lasting echo of the exhibition shown in the Picasso Art Museum in Münster."

AND Munich art journal

“An extremely stimulating encounter between two strong artistic personalities. The volume also shows how, despite all the differences and overlaps in their preferences, they still retained their independence.”

Westphalian Gazette

Edited by Markus Müller and Ioannis Kontaxopoulos for the Pablo Picasso Art Museum in Münster
With contributions by Pierre Caizergues, Alexander Gaude, Ioannis Kontaxopoulos, Laurence Madeline and Markus Müller
German/French, 334 pages, 340 illustrations, Hirmer Verlag

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