Picasso. Masterpieces, here’s the exhibition proposed by the Musée Picasso Paris from September 4 to January 13, 2019. With such an attractive title, the Musée Picasso Paris does very well but also issue itself a challenge. For the record, the concept of a “masterpiece” has been invented in 1200 within the trade association of craftsmen to talk about art in itself.
But what is the meaning of the notion of masterpiece when we talk about Pablo Picasso, this artistic genius? The Picasso. Masterpieces! exhibition answers this question by bringing together masterpieces some displayed in Paris for the first time, as well as by presenting events that helped raising each work to the rank of icon.
The Ladies of Avignon, Les Baigneuses, Arlequin, Three Dancers, The Reaper without forgetting The She Goat, each of this work are indisputably fixed in the History of Art, but Emilie Bouvard, COline Zellal and Julielle Degennes, the curators had to return on the genesis of each work and the vital stages that brought the public to consider them as icons.
For the first time, we could observe and analyze Science and Charity, a work that required 16 years to the artist and about visiting a sick person. He tells the death of his young sister, Conchita, in 1895 by painting his father as a doctor.
Emilie Bouvard says: “We don’t really know how Pablo Picasso judged the reception of his own work, but his subscription to the ‘Lit-Tout’, former blue book, says to everyone he was eager to get informed about what people said about him and his art work”.
Prolific, Pablo Picasso would have left over 120.000 works behind him!
From 4 September 2018 to 13 January 2019
Musée National Picasso
5, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris 3
tarif réduit: 11 €
plein tarif: 12,5 €
Horaires : 10h30-18h du mardi au vendredi,
9h30-18h le week-end et vacances scolaires
Fermé le 25 décembre et le 1er janvier
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