The Museo 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 cliché 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 Alarcó, chief curator of Modern Painting at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Picasso/Lautrec brings together more than a hundred works from some sixty public and private collections from all over the world, grouped around the themes that interested both artists: caricature portraits; nightlife in cafés, cabarets and theatres; the harsh reality of marginal individuals; the spectacle of the circus; and the erotic universe of brothels.

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At the Café: The Customer and The Anaemic Cashier. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
The Diners, París. Pablo Picasso
The Wait (Margot), Paris. Pablo Picasso
In a Private Dining Room (At the Rat Mort). Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Jardin de Paris (Design for a Poster). Pablo Picasso
Self Portrait. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Seated Man with a Hat. Pablo Picasso
At the Circus: The Encore. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
At The Circus. Pablo Picasso
La Rousse in a White Blouse. La pelirroja con blusa blanca, 1889
Woman with Bangs. Pablo Picasso
Bed. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Lying Nude Woman (Nude with Crossed Legs). Pablo Picasso