The exhibition curated by Harald Theil and Salvador Haro in collaboration with Claudia Casali, plans the exceptional loan of 50 unique works of art from the collections of the Musée National Picasso-Paris. It is a corpus of works of inestimable value that faces the whole creative experience of the Spanish artist carried on with the ceramic material.

The exhibition in Faenza faces Picasso’s sources of inspiration just starting from his works in Faenza. The classic ceramics (black and red figures), the Etruscan bucchero wares, the popular Spanish and Italian ceramics, the Italian “graffito” (incised decoration) of the 15th century. The iconography of the Mediterranean area (fishes, fancy animals, owls and birds) and the earthenware of the Mesoamerican cultures will be the protagonists of a fruitful and unique dialogue. A special section is devoted to the relation between Picasso and Faenza, represented through the exposition of documents and photographs never exhibited before and belonging to the historic Archives of the MIC.

The rich didactic and photographic materials will be supported by an historic video by Luciano Emmer made in 1954 (Picasso in Vallauris).