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Current exhibitions at Musée national Picasso-Paris :

 

The ticket for the Musée national Picasso-Paris is a single ticket giving access to all current exhibitions.


 

 

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Calder-Picasso

19 February – 25 August 2019

Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso – two of the most seminal figures of twentieth-century art – innovated entirely new ways to perceive grand themes. While the resonances between them are filled with endless possibilities, a key connection can be found specifically in their exploration of the void, or the absence of space, which both artists defined from the figure through to abstraction. Calder and Picasso wanted to present or represent non-space, whether by giving definition to a subtraction of mass, as in Calder’s sculpture, or by expressing contortions of time, as in Picasso’s portraits. Calder externalized the void through curiosity and intellectual expansion, engaging unseen forces in ways that challenge dimensional limitations, or what he called -grandeur-immense-. Picasso personalized the exploration, focusing on the emotional inner self. He brought himself inside each character and collapsed the interpersonal space between author and subject. The exhibition will comprise approximately 120 works that explore how these two artists, each in his own very different ways, engaged with the void and all that it implies about a world where mass is unsettled by the absence of mass and where, at the center of anything and everything, what we discover is a vacuum.

The “Calder-Picasso” exhibition is organized in partnership with the Calder Foundation, New York, and the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA). It is a coproduction with the Museo Picasso Málaga where it will be held from September 24, 2019, to February 2, 2020.

 


 

 

Pablo Picasso
Le Buffet de Vauvenargues
23 mars 1959 – 23 janvier 1960, Cannes, Vauvenargues
Huile sur toile, 195 x 280 cm
MP214
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais / Mathieu Rabeau

© Succession Picasso



« Picasso’s Picassos »

Hôtel Salé, level 2

The second floor presents a selection of ‘Picasso’s Picassos’ – those works that the artist kept all his life, and which form the basis of the museum’s collection, the largest of the artist’s works in the world. This exceptional collection comes from two donations made in 1979 and 1990 through Acceptance in Lieu. It allows us to examine the major periods of Pablo Picasso’s work.

 

« Picasso and his personal collection »

Hôtel Salé, level 3

On the third floor, masterpieces by Pablo Picasso intermingle with artworks from his personal collection, just like in his studios. The collection encompasses contemporaries of the artist, such as Henri Matisse and Joan Miró, as well as some old masters he admired.

 


 

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