The Hakone Open-Air Museum reopened the Picaso Pavillion recently. It possesses a collection of over 300 works by Pablo Picasso. Centered around a group of 188 ceramic works purchased from Picasso’s daughter, Maya Picasso, it contains works employing a wide range of techniques, including painting, sculpture, tapestry, gemmail, and gold or silver objects.
Picasso always firmly believed that ‘Everything manifests itself in form.’* The attraction of the form itself and the surprise or excitement derived from changes in the form, became what powered his creative activities.
In the works that comprise the museum’s Picasso Collection, we are able to feel Picasso’s endeavor to employ a variety of techniques to transform the image and discover unknown forms.