An original plate for the album Le Piège diabolique by Edgar P. Jacobs which features a reference to Guernica by Picasso in a post-apocalyptic world will be on view at the National Picasso Museum in Paris, as part of the exhibition Picasso Comics, which explores the links between Picasso’s art and the world of the comic strip.
Since 2017, it has been the King Baudouin Foundation that has cared for the perpetuation and promotion of the Edgar P. Jacobs Archival and Documentation Fund. This comprises original artwork, drawings, sketches, documents and all of the documentation entrusted to the Foundation.
It was in this perspective, that this inked plate for the album Le Piège diabolique (The Time Trap) was lent to the National Picasso Museum. The artwork represents Mortimer, the hero of Edgar P. Jacobs, in a décor of ruins and broken objects buried in dust. On the wall can be seen fragments of Picasso’s famous painting Guernica, painted by Picasso in 1937.
This important example of a representation of Picasso’s art in the ‘Ninth Art’ bears witness to the links Picasso had with the world of strip cartoons. Through a selection of drawings, prints and original artwork, the Picasso Comics exhibition shows Picasso’s passion for this art form, the results of his own experiments in the field and the place that Picasso has in today’s world of strip cartoons.
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