Stereoscopic Photographs of Picasso

22 February 2014 - 1 June 2014

Stereoscopic Photographs of Pablo Picasso by Robert Mouzillat
Wirth Gallery | Free

This exhibition presents, for the first time, a small part of an extraordinary collection of colour stereoscopic photographs of Picasso taken over the Easter weekend of 1957 by the pioneering 3D photographer Robert Mouzillat.
Picasso at the Bullfight in Arles by Robert Mouzillat
Pablo Picasso at the bull-ring in Arles wearing the white Stetson given to him by Gary Cooper
© Elizabeth Mouzillat Jowett 2013 | DACS London, 2013

These amazing photographs of Picasso were taken at his request at the height of his fame when he was curious to know how his works would look in 3D. The photographer, Robert Mouzillat, was a celebrated French publisher, brilliant inventor and captivating eccentric who had, with his engineer father, perfected a ground-breaking 3D camera in the 1940s. This collection provides a unique, intimate and vivid record of Picasso at home, in his studio and garden, and at the bullring in Arles, France.

The quality of the photographs is outstanding. They show Picasso with famous friends, family and admirers. These include his son, Paolo, and Jacqueline Rocque whom Picasso married in 1961. Also John Richardson, his official biographer, Jaime Sabartés, Spanish surrealist, Jean Cocteau, French writer and film producer, and similarly well-known people close to Picasso. 

People, places and works of art captured and brought to life photographically through the magic of 3D and the unrestrained brilliance of photographer Robert Mouzillat. Altogether a deeply intriguing glimpse into the personal life of the world's most famous artist. These unique images will be displayed on 3D screens.

In Partnership with Bath Spa University

Tuesday 11 March, 7.30pm
Artists in 3D
SCREENING AND TALK

Ticket £10/£8
FREE for Holburne Contemporaries

Using cinema type 3D projection, David G Burder FRPS (Past President of The Stereoscopic Society) and Andrew Hurst (Chairman of The Stereoscopic Society) present an overview of the exciting developments in 3D Stereoscopic Photography from Queen Victoria to the present day. This talk will be introduced by Dr Michael Pritchard, Director-General of The Royal Photographic Society, and will feature an array of photos of famous artists captured in their studios alongside 3D imaging of several old-masters.

Venue

Wirth Gallery

Times

10am to 5pm Mon to Sat
11am to 5pm Sun and Bank Holiday

Admission

Free