First exhibition devoted to comparing Picasso and Lautrec opens in Madrid

The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza presents Picasso/Lautrec, the first monographic exhibition devoted to comparing these two great masters of modern art. Although their artistic link has been repeatedly established by literature and contemporary critics, this is the first time their works have been displayed alongside each other in an exhibition. The show also examines this fascinating relationship from new viewpoints, as it does not merely explore the clich√© of the young Picasso as an admirer of Lautrec in Barcelona and his early years in Paris, but traces the latter’s lingering influence throughout the Spanish artist’s lengthy career, including his final period. Curated by Professor Francisco Calvo Serraller, professor of the department of Art History at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and Paloma Alarc√≥, chief curator of Modern Painting at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Picasso/Lautrec brings togeth