Picasso, the other half of the sky


A broad overview of the relationship between the artist and the female world, told through Edward Quinn's photographs. This is the theme chosen by the city of Florence to celebrate the great Spanish master through the shots of the great Irish photographer, among the most acclaimed of the last century. The exhibition is the result of the friendship that linked the illustrious painter to the famous photographer, one of the few who was allowed to photograph Picasso during his works and in some moments of his private life. The exhibition includes around 80 photographs, through which the relationship that the latter has established with the female world is told, thanks to the power of the images that portray it with women, lovers and friends. The photos come from the Quinn archive in Zurich and were selected by Wolfgang Frei, the photographer's grandson. The aim of the exhibition is to return an unconventional, credible and authentic image of Picasso, placing at the center some dichotomous aspects of the artist's daily reality: free time and work, Casanova and the family man, the clown and the extroverted joker, covering a period of over 20 years of career.


The exhibition is staged at the Museo Mediceo di Palazzo Medici Riccardi.
Produced by Metamorfosi in collaboration with MUS.E, it is sponsored by the Metropolitan City of Florence.


  • Where: Museo Mediceo di Palazzo Medici Riccardi
  • Hours: daily from 9.00 to 19.00; closed on Wednesday
  • Cost: full ticket 10 Euros; free for young people up to 17 years


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