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Picasso 1932
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Picasso 1932

From 10 September 2017 to 11 February 2018

Picasso 1932

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Picasso - Le Rêve - Collection particulière
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Pablo Picasso, « Le Rêve », 1932, Huile sur toile, 130 × 97 cm, Collection particulière

About the exhibition

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Affiche Picasso 1932. Année érotique

On the 15th of June 1932, Pablo Picasso makes the news: Tériade publishes an interview with the artist in the French newspaper l’Intransigeant, when the retrospective of his work was set to open at the Georges Petit gallery. As the critic introduces the artist by announcing "You will discover the expression of some of his ideas which are not only those of a painter, but also those of a man.", Picasso releases one of his most famous statements: "The art we make is a way of holding our newspaper."

Both statements refer to the human and biographic dimension of Picasso’s work which will, indeed, become increasingly significant that year (1932). The artist, now face to face with thirty years of his own work, integrates the necessity to document his work day by day, by dating his paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings. A procedure that leads to his capacity to keep a record of the most essential until the most modest traces of his exceptional life.

The first event dedicated to the work of an artist of the 1st of January until the 31nd of December, the Picasso 1932 exhibition thus reports a complete year of the life of the Spanish painter through the chronological presentation of his work and archives. The exhibition is organized in partnership with Tate Modern in London and attempts to grasp this existence which mixes, touches and attracts the big and small events and the main and secondary personalities.

It presents the essential masterpieces of the artist’s career like The Dream and is also a tribute to the opulence that the painter rich, praised and famous enjoys, together with the paradoxical strength of his work which plays with his past by inventing new and “oppressive” forms.

The exhibition is organized in partnership with Tate Modern in London.

Selected artworks

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Picasso - La lecture - MP137 - 16-516693
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Pablo Picasso, « La lecture », 2 Janvier 1932, Huile sur toile, 130 x 97 cm, MP137, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Nature morte : buste, coupe et palette - MP140 - 18-501847
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Pablo Picasso, « Nature morte : buste, coupe et palette », 3 Mars 1932, Huile sur toile, 130 x 97 cm, MP140, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Anonyme - Pablo Picasso devant l'huile sur toile "Le repos" - APPH6634 - 17-547160
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Anonyme, « Pablo Picasso devant l'huile sur toile "Le repos" », 1932, 232 x 173 cm, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - La crucifixion - MP1074 - 16-537208
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Pablo Picasso, « La crucifixion », 19 Septembre 1932, Dessin à la plume, dessin au pinceau, encre de Chine, vergé 34 x 51 cm, MP1074, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Femme assise dans un fauteuil rouge - 16-524562
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Pablo Picasso, « Femme assise dans un fauteuil rouge », 1932, Huile sur toile, 130 x 97 cm, MP139, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Anonyme - Picasso devant la sculpture "La femme au jardin" (MP267) lors de l'exposition du 16 juin au 30 juillet 1932 à la galerie Georges Petit - APPH6652 - 15-512798
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Anonyme, « Picasso devant la sculpture "La femme au jardin" (MP267) lors de l'exposition du 16 juin au 30 juillet 1932 à la galerie Georges Petit, Paris », 27 x 22 cm, APPH6652, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - La Femme au jardin - MP267 - 15-510764
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Pablo Picasso, « La Femme au jardin », Printemps 1929, Fer (métal), peint, soudé 260 x 117 x 85 cm, MP267, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Femme étendue au soleil sur la plage - MP1069 - 03-014555
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Pablo Picasso, « Femme étendue au soleil sur la plage », 25 mars 1932, fusain, papier calque, peinture à l'huile 24 x 35 cm, MP1069, Musée national Picasso-Paris

The curators

Laurence Madeline
Chief heritage curator

Virginie Perdrisot
Curator at Musée national Picasso-Paris

Pictures

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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso 1932

Musée national Picasso-Paris's conferences 

Each exhibition at the Musée national Picasso-Paris gives rise to a series of monthly lectures, free and open to everyone in an intimate format. Led by curators, professionals or researchers from a variety of disciplines, they are an opportunity to extend or deepen the themes and reflections addressed in the exhibitions.

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Auditorium avec public

CATALOGUE

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Catalogue "Picasso 1932. Année érotique"
The exhibition catalogue
"Picasso 1932"
42 euros
Thanks to careful investigation, dating, and research in the archives, this catalog retraces a full year in Picasso's life and work. Through nearly 250 paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, in addition to documents and press articles, the book includes great moments of the artist's life in both Paris and his workshop at Boisgeloup,
the prodigious creative push of the beginning of the year, the success of his retrospective exhibitions, and the critical reception of his work.
After years of struggle and before the major crises of the 1930s, the year 1932 marked a pivotal moment for Picasso.
This catalog allows us to grasp its full scope and beauty

Format : 22 x 28.7 cm
Language : french
Pages : 240
Co-edition Picasso Paris National Museum/Reunion of the National Museums
and the Grand Palais

Available at Musée national Picasso-Paris, in bookshops and on Boutiques de Musées website.