Dubai: Mr. Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Library Foundation, has opened the art exhibition that is part of the ‘Picasso Days’ event. The event, held at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL), will continue for a week and feature a series of activities that showcase the artistic legacy of the world-renowned artist Pablo Picasso.
The event coincides with the birthday of the global artist Pablo Picasso and is part of the MBRL’s celebration of prominent writers, scholars, and artists through its monthly ‘Library Days’ program. The event presented over fifty works of art by visual artists, inspired by Picasso’s school of abstract art.
The first day witnessed a lecture titled “Psychological Dimensions in Picasso’s Paintings” at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Theatre.
The lecture featured Mr. Abdul-Jabbar Wais, who summarized Picasso’s life and analyzed the Guernica painting; Ms. Mona Al-Jabali, who discussed different artistic phases in Picasso’s life, such as the Blue and Pink periods; and Mr. Ali Al-Abdan, who addressed the significance of lines in Picasso’s paintings and their impact on his work.
The event further included an abstract art workshop entitled “Faces From the World of Picasso” to promote the artistic skills of the participants as well as offer them the opportunity to explore the world of abstract art and learn about its different styles.
The attendees commended the event and the extensive efforts made by the Library. The event further contributes to supporting art and artists, highlighting the significant influence of art on society, and introducing new generations to the legacies of creative individuals and their humanitarian and creative contributions to civilization.