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Pablo Picasso y Jaime Sabartés: Epistolario, 1936-1945, a colloquim with Margarida Casacuberta

Arts.  New York University,  05/12/2019

Professor Margarida Casacuberta of the Universitat de Girona will speak on the collection of letters between the Picasso and his friend, fellow artist, and biographer Jaime Sabartés in a colloquim as part of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Featured Speaker Series at New York University. 

Pablo Picasso y Jaime Sabartés: Epistolario, 1936-1945

Lunchtime Colloquium with Professor Margarida Casacuberta of the Universitat de Girona

Department of Spanish & Portuguese Featured Speaker Series

Presentation in Spanish

The Picasso-Sabartés Letters (1904-1968), divided into two documentary collections currently available for research, consists of 1,050 letters from Sabartés to Picasso (Musée Picasso, Paris) and some 700 letters from Picasso to Sabartés (Museo Picasso, Barcelona) that allow for the exploration of two artistic and professional careers throughout political and historical upheaval of the 20th century. These writings also allow witness of the process of  "invention" of the figure of Picasso on the part of Sabartés, one of his first biographers.

 Margarida Casacuberta is Doctor in Catalan Philology (UAB) with a thesis entitled Santiago Rusiñol: Life, literature and myth (1993) and professor of Contemporary Catalan Literature of the University of Girona. Within the framework of her dedication to the study of Modernism from a cultural perspective, she has studied the relations between Rusiñol and Picasso and the intellectual figure of Jaume Sabartés, about whom she published “The “imaginary museums” of Rusiñol and Picasso: between the imaginary mirror and mausoleum of the modern artist”, E. Vallès ed., Picasso versus Rusiñol, Barcelona (2010), and “Don Julián and Son Excellence, of Jaume Sabartés: two contributions to the novel of the dictator by the secretary of Picasso”, Revista Iberoamericana (2015).


Pablo Picasso y Jaime Sabartés: Epistolario, 1936-1945

Dec. 5, 2019, 12:30-2:00pm

New York University, 19 University Place, Room 223


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