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How windows influenced Picasso

Picasso was a man of many talents, who always returned to the same place whenever his life took a new direction: the window. A new exhibition in Hamburg examines the artist's intimate relationship with this theme.

"Picasso. Window to the World" features 40 paintings, drawings and prints from the Spanish-born artist, who repeatedly used windows as a common thread throughout his work.

The exhibition held from February 6 to May 16, 2016 at the Bucerius Kunst Forum in Hamburg shows works from a range of leading international collections, including the Picasso museums in Barcelona and Paris as well as Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

It also includes about 50 photos of Picasso taken by renowned international photographers such as Robert Doisneau and Edward Quinn.

The importance of windows

The organizers of the exhibition say that windows served as much more than just everyday objects in Picasso's work. They communicated the relationship between the interior and exterior of spaces, while symbolizing human bonds. They were the meeting points between the artist and the world.

ss/eg (dpa)

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