While Warsaw’s cultural institutions may find it difficult to rival the art collections of the Louvre or Tate Modern, they do, on the rare occasion, exhibit works by some of the greats. Such is the case at the Królikarnia Sculpture Museum, where viewers can admire works by Pablo Picasso or Fernand Léger, among others, at the current CIRCUS exhibition.
Focusing on the phenomenon of the circus and how the event, with its juxtaposing tensions between beauty and absurdity, served to inspire creativity throughout history, the exhibition brings together works by iconic, internationally renowned artists, well-known Polish names as well as contemporary practitioners.
See our full exhibition review, HERE.
The Pablo Picasso work on display is a color lithograph, dated between 1957-1961, titled Trick Rider and Clowns. Featuring the artist’s characteristic distortion of human form and almost crude rendering of bodily details, the work fits seamlessly into the narrative of the exhibition, where the peculiarity of performers is a trait to be admired. It will be on display until the October 2nd.