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Tehran loans Picasso painting to Zurich museum

Source: Press TV

Iran has loaned a Picasso masterpiece to Switzerland to be displayed in an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich museum, where the artist held his first retrospective.

'Painter and Model', Picasso

The exhibition, to be run from October 15, 2010 to January 30, 2011, comes to celebrate the Swiss museum's centenary.

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts is only one of the many prestigious collections and museums which have contributed to the event. The artwork sent from Tehran to Zurich is Picasso's Painter and the Model.

The exhibition will display works from Picasso's early days as well as his blue and pink periods, his Cubist phase, and his "urbane" classical period.

Spanish painter, draughtsman and sculptor, Pablo Picasso is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937) are among his best-known works.

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Arts' collection of western paintings is believed to be the greatest of its kind outside the Western world.

The collection which was gathered before and after the Islamic revolution contains 151 masterpieces by world famous painters.

The collection includes paintings by Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall, Kandinsky, Miro, Warhol, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Jackson Pollock and many others.

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