Current exhibitions at Musée national Picasso-Paris :


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Tableaux magiques

Picasso. Magic Paintings

1rst October 2019-23 February 2020

Curators: Marilyn McCully, Michael Raeburn and Emilie Bouvard

Many of the paintings that Picasso did over a period of some four years (summer 1926-spring 1930) form a cohesive group, which Christian Zervos would later (1938) as “Tableaux magiques”. With these works principally figure paintings – Picasso opened a new chapter in his oeuvre, probing a deep emotional dimension, which anticipates the power of Guernica a decade later.
This was accompanied by formal developments that are as radical as anything he had done before, including experimentation with materials and the realization of monumental sculptural ideas in paint.
The works in the show will set not only in terms of the artist’s own development but, importantly, in the context of contemporary Surrealism and psychology (Jung vs Freud) and especially the interest among writers such as Leiris and Zervos on the magical powers ofs art.



Pablo Picasso, Les Baigneuses
Biarritz, 1918
Peinture à l’huile
Musée national Picasso – Paris
Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Sylvie Chan-Liat © Succession Picasso 2019


“Picasso, Diurnes”

Hôtel Salé, level 2
(Level closed for hanging from January 20 to February 10)

“Picasso, Diurnes” is a curated sequence of works in the collection at the Musée National Picasso-Paris. Paintings, sculptures and drawings are brought together to explore the daytime face of Pablo Picasso, with the words of the poet Jacques Prévert. Picasso’s solar universe is illustrated by his bathers, Mediterranean landscapes or faun musicians, in dialogue with the works of Paul Cézanne or Auguste Renoir from his private collection.


“Picasso, Night Interior”

Hôtel Salé, level 3
(Level closed for hanging from January 20 to February 10)

‘Picasso, Night Interior’ is a curated sequence of the Musée National Picasso-Paris collection that looks at works relating to night time and dreams, to contrast the Diurnes sequence presented on level 2. Still lifes by candlelight and scenes of reverie, sleeping beauties and apparitions, surrealist and erotic works, compared with the works of Douanier Rousseau or Henri Matisse from the artist’s personal collection, punctuate this exploration of Pablo Picasso’s nocturnal sphere.






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