Picasso is, without a doubt, the most celebrated, admired and representative artist of the 20th century, and yet his moral behaviour was questionable to say the least. In our moralistic 21st century world, hypersensitive to political correctness, and vigilant to themes of mistreatment and oppressive behaviours, José María Beneyto's Las Traiciones de Picasso —a non-fiction novel— raises the problem of the intrinsic value of the work of art; the relationship between creation and the life of its creator, and how far it is legitimate for an artist to justify his behaviour through his work. Beneyto is Professor of International Public Law and International Relations, a lawyer and a writer. He has been spokesperson for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Spanish Congress of Deputies, and vice-president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
The event will be presented by Ana Nuria Fernández.
At the end of the event, the author will sign copies of his books at the library.
Event in Spanish