Arts & Entertainment

Picasso And His Dog

Photo: Pia Johnson

Everybody knows of the famed painter Pablo Picasso. But very few know of his dog, Lump, who lived with Picasso for 16 years and developed an unbreakable between the pair.

Inspired by a true story, Picasso And His Dog is a delightful show which celebrates the animals with whom we share our lives while exploring what it is to be creative and to create.

Picasso ad Lump first came together when Lump arrived at Picasso’s villa one fine spring morning in 1957. From that day forward the pair were inseparable, with Lump even becoming a source of inspiration for the artist. Lump would appear in 54 of Picasso’s famed artworks before they would both pass in the very same year.

This month Lemony S Puppet Theatre Productions will pay tribute to this incredible friendship with a unique child-friendly puppet play. The show combines the art and story of Picasso with the extraordinary poems of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and the text of Picasso’s contemporary and lifelong friend, Gertrude Stein.

Picasso And His Dog is a refreshingly original, wild and adventurous work that could only be achieved through puppetry.

Aug 29-31. Glen St Theatre, Cnr Glen Street, Blackbutts Rd, Belrose. $23+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.glenstreet.com.au

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