Current exhibitions at Musée national Picasso-Paris :
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« Picasso-Giacometti » : October 4, 2016 – February 5, 2017
Hôtel Salé, levels 0 and 1
The « Picasso-Giacometti » exhibition, organized in partnership with the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti in Paris, brings to light the formal relationships, whether friendly or iconographic, that sustained these two major twentieth-century artists. This dialogue, conceptualized from the collections from the Musée Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti, confronts the approach that Picasso and Giacometti display in their multidisciplinary areas of creation: painting, sculpture, graphic art, as well as the support from the two artists’ private archives.
Curator: Catherine Grenier
Associated Curators: Serena Bucalo-Mussely et Virginie Perdrisot
« Philippe Gronon. Révéler » : November 8, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Hôtel Salé, basement (EAS room)
Since the end of the 1980s, Philippe Gronon has taken full-scale photographs of objects with the optical chamber, revealing reality as it is. Safes, scoring tables, writing desks, lithographic stones, amps, electric panels are all frontally captured and appear flat once clipped.
In 2005, the artist began a photographic series based on the backs of old and modern paintings. Philippe Gronon extended this series with eleven works from the collections of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, inlcuding the seven paintings in relief from 1930 whose backs Picasso has worked on. The hidden face of a painting reveals a new work. Thus, it is the back of a painting, a work within another work, the Philippe Gronon explores. Seven works from the photograph’s other series complete an ensemble that gives a preview of an acute and thorough work.
Hôtel Salé, basement.
Paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, posters or the performing arts: Pablo Picasso experiences and reinvents a great diversity of materials and practices throughout his life. The exhibition trail focuses on masterpieces from the collection, and each room addresses a particular theme. “Picasso.Panorma” offers a glimpse into the richness of the collection and provides keys to understanding all the techniques used by the artist.
¡PICASSO! Masterpieces by Picasso from 1900 to 1972
Hôtel Salé, level 2
The selection presented on the second floor chronologically portrays major periods in Pablo Picasso’s work and offers an overview of all his production techniques. It draws on the collection of the Musée National Picasso-Paris, the largest collection of the artist’s works in the world, which came from two acceptance in lieu donations in 1979 and 1990.
¡PICASSO! 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.