Promoted and Organised by: Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Soprintendenza PSAE and the State Museums of Florence, with the support of the City of Florence, the Province of Florence, Chamber of Commerce of Florence and the Palazzo Strozzi and Association Partners with the support of Regione Toscana.
curators: Eugenio Carmona, Christoph Vitali
Dedicated to the early work of teachers who have had a decisive role in the beginnings of modern art, The exhibition examines the period of pre-Cubist Picasso with its proceedings prior to 1907, while the works of Miró created between 1915 and 1920 are presented in relation with those of the five-year Dalí 1920-1925 to emphasize the stylistic differences and relations that characterize the period before accession of the two artists to the poetics of Surrealism.
The exhibition Picasso, Miró, Dali. Young and angry: the birth of modernity presents more than sixty works of the early work of Picasso, Miró and Dalí and over one hundred sketches Picasso, from the most important museums in Spain, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and private collections. Grown in Catalonia, The three artists reached fame in France, where the first two chose to live and build their careers, Dalí and decided to remain in Spain. The exhibition is structured like a film made up of flashbacks that make reference to a series of meetings, traveling back to tie the threads of a story: begins with a visit to Dalí and Picasso (1926), then trace the birth of modernity through the responses to Dalí Miró, shows the cross between Picasso and Miró (1917) and ending before the arrival of the young Picasso in Paris 1900, beginning of new century.
In this exhibition for the first time outside Spain Picasso's notebook Cahier 7 of 1907, that collects the very first sketches for his revolutionary masterpiece Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, which accounted for very strong forces Dalí and Miró, and in general starting point for the birth of the modern language of art.
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