I am in LOVE with the art scene in Dubai and the interest they have generated in the past few years. In my last visit, I was lucky to find the Picasso & Moir exhibition in the Annex One in Burj Khalifah. I really enjoyed it! I stayed there for a little over an hour, but I was doing it all slow in purpose because I wanted to take it all in and fully enjoy the art. I also rented the audio guide, which made my visit richer. Photography was allowed and that’s always a major plus for me.

 

Picasso & Moir exhibition in the Annex One in Burj Khalifah

There were works from the early years of Picasso when he did his natural history studies and then moved to various styles and expressions. As he grew, his art grew with him. It was interesting to see a range of his work.

Sketches from Picasso
Sketches from Picasso
Sketches from Picasso
portrait from Picasso

"Every act of creation is first an act of destruction " Picasso. 

Blue Period, Picasso
illustrations by Picasso

 Alongside the work of Picasso, there were pieces from Joan Miro, where he aimed to unite text and illustrations because he believed there is no distinction between painting and poetry. 

Picasso & Miro in Dubai
Joan Miro
Painting by Joan Miro

"The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executes with clinical coolness" JoanMiro. 

Colourful Illustrations by Joan Miro

"I try to apply colour like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music" Joan Miro. 

Art Gallery in Burj Khalifah in Dubai
Poetry in Painting by Joan Miro