A man looks at a photograph by French photographer Robert Doisneau.
A marine stripe jumper, a crown of grey hair surrounding his bald spot and a penetrating gaze: it is an image that has become emblematic of Pablo Picasso, the Spanish artist adored by some of the 20th century's greatest photographers.
A new exhibition in his museum in Barcelona, "Picasso, Photographer's Gaze", is a journey through the artist's life through pictures, some of them taken by Picasso himself and others with him as the protagonist.
"Picasso is photogenic. He'd had that awareness since he was very young and played with this image.
Included is a 1952 portrait by French photographer Robert Doisneau in which the painter appears for the first time with his trademark marine striped jumper behind a window, leaning on the glass.
By then, Picasso was living in the south of France where he would spend the last years of his life as a celebrity, under the lens of prestigious photographers like Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassai or David Douglas Duncan.
"Picasso is photogenic. He'd had that awareness since he was very young and played with this image," says Violeta Andres, curator of the exhibition that opens on Friday.
"He was one of the first to understand the power of image... And instead of shutting himself up and not letting anyone enter his space, he let himself be seen but always controlled his image."
Dozens of photographers came to his home, taking portraits of Picasso and his studio, full of various works of art, but few managed to get him "working for real, in a spontaneous gesture."
With the exception perhaps of his lover, surrealist photographer Dora Maar.
In a series of 1937 portraits in his Paris studio, she was able to show Picasso forgetting the camera, engrossed in making one of his greatest creations, "Guernica".
"It's one of the few photos in which he allowed us to really see his creative intimacy," says Andres.
On top of portraits, the exhibition also includes photos taken by the artist himself as well as works born from his collaboration with photographers like Maar or Andre Villers.
Work from Noura Al Neyadi, Khalid Al Hammadi, Khalid Al Sabt, Liam Clayton, Beno Saradzic, Altamash Javed, Khalil Al-Zadjali and Majed Al Khatheeri will also be shown.
An exhibition offering an intimate look at the life of late actress Audrey Hepburn has opened in Brussels, marking the 90th anniversary of the Hollywood star's birth in the Belgian city.
The UAE’s Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development yesterday opened Passage, the National Pavilion UAE’s exhibition at the 58th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, Passage is a single-work exhibition presenting an immersive, 26-minute, two-channel video and twelve-channel sound installation by acclaimed poet, filmmaker and artist Nujoom Alghanem.
Baldwin is best-known for his performances in films like 'Glengarry Glen Ross' and 'The Hunt For Red October', as well as his impersonation of Donald Trump on US sketch show 'Saturday Night Live'.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas has been filming her upcoming series “Citadel” in London over the last 12 months, but the actress says it’s been tough to be apart from her husband American pop singer Nick Jonas for so long.
A majestic parade in Sharjah’s oasis, Al Dhaid city, signalled the start there of the UAE’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which continued till December 1.