An exclusive dive into Pablo Picasso’s intimacy… This is what the Musée Picasso provides with an exhibition focusing on portraits of his daughter, Maya, called “Maya Ruiz-Picasso, daughter of Pablo”. Running from April 19, 2022, to January 1, 2023, the exhibition returns on some part of the artist’s life and offers to re-read a part of his work through the light of the relationship with his daughter, born in 1935, and his passional relationship with Marie-Thérèse Walter.
A fruitful period for the artist which – between 1938 and 1939 – he will dedicate to his daughter, Picasso’s favorite topic, delivering about 14 portraits, some of them being displayed here. Paintings show “the close bond between father and daughter”, as well as “how Maya’s presence nourished and amplified the artist’s fascination with childhood”. Through paintings, sculptures, collages and memorabilia gathering letters, poems and personal items, Picasso is stripping down for us.
The exhibition also more widely focuses on “Picasso’s relationship with his children more generally, especially during his years in Cannes when the artist shared happy family time with all four of them at once”. This is also the occasion to celebrate the addition of nine masterpieces to the museum, namely six paintings, nine sculptures, and a sketch book, via the country’s gifts-in-lieu scheme which was introduced in 1968 and allowing inheritance tax to be paid in kind. These nine masterpieces are also the very core of the chronological tour of this exhibition.
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 April 2022 to 1 January 2023
Musée National Picasso
5, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris 3
Tarif réduit: €11
Plein tarif: €14
Ouvert du mardi au vendredi de 10h30 à 18h, les samedis, dimanches et Jours fériés de 9h30 à 18h00. Fermé le lundi.