HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday visited the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition at the Fire Station’s Garage Gallery. Organised by Qatar Museums, the exhibition features the works of two of the most important artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) and Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). It is the first-ever Picasso and Giacometti exhibition in the Middle East. More than 120 works by Picasso and Giacometti are featured at the exhibition, which will run until May 21. The exhibition evokes different aspects of each artist’s production, including the development of their work as young artists through to their modernist creations. It also shows the correspondences between their works, the influence of the surrealist movement, and the return to realism during the post-war period.