Powerful, modernly-transcended archaism dominate the later works of Pablo Picasso, which have come to regarded as a final highlight in the artist’s diverse oeuvre. The Sammlung Frieder Burda is custodian of a dense complex of Picasso's late work which is almost without comparison in Germany. These works were created during the last years of the artist’s life, which he spent from 1961 in Mougins in southern France, a place close to Frieder Burda’s heart for many years. The late works by Pablo Picasso are close intellectual relatives of German Expressionism. In his later years, Picasso achieved a depiction of the human figure, its visual expression, gestures and movement which was quick and formally reduced and yet with a highly confident brush strokes and strong expression.