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Picasso. Chefs-d'oeuvre !
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Picasso. Chefs-d'oeuvre !

From 4 September 2018 to 13 January 2019

Picasso. Masterpieces !

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Picasso - Arlequin assis -  Kunstmuseum Basel
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Pablo Picasso, « Arlequin assis », 1923, Huile sur toile, 130 x 97 cm, Kunstmuseum Basel

About the exhibition

 

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Affiche Picasso. Chefs-d'oeuvre !

What is the meaning of masterpiece for Pablo Picasso? The exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces! answers this question by bringing together some of his greatest works, some of which will be shown in Paris for the first time. Thanks to exceptional loans, masterpieces from all over the world will be displayed alongside those from the Musée National Picasso-Paris.

The assembled collection offers a new look at Picasso’s creativity with special attention given to his critical reception. It explores the exhibitions, articles and publications that accompanied each artwork and helped forge their reputation as masterpieces over the years. The Musée National Picasso-Paris archives play an essential part in telling this story.

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Selected artworks

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Picasso - Femmes à leur toilette - MP176 - 18-521992
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Pablo Picasso, « Femmes à leur toilette », Hiver 1937-1938, Gouache, marouflage, papier peint, papiers collés, 299 x 448 cm, MP176, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Grande baigneuse au livre - MP160 - 18-519216
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Pablo Picasos, « Grande baigneuse au livre », 18 Février 1937, Fusain, huile sur toile, pastel, peinture sur toile, 130 x 97 cm, MP160, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Musicien - MP229 - 19-501010
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Pablo Picasso, « Musicien », 26 Mai 1972, Huile sur toile, 194 x 129 cm, MP229, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - La Chèvre - MP339 - 15-609031
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Pablo Picasso, « La Chèvre », 1950, Feuille de palmier, métal, plâtre original, technique mixte, 120 x 72 cm, MP339, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Ecce homo, d'après Rembrandt, IVe état - MP3095 - 93-004207
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Pablo Picasso, « Ecce homo, d'après Rembrandt, IVe état », 5 et 6 mars 1970, Aquatinte, eau-forte, estampe (technique), grattoir, 49 x 41 cm, MP3095, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Illustration pour : "Le chant des morts" de Pierre Reverdy - BIB1450 - 92-003667
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Pablo Picasso, Pierre Reverdy, « Illustration pour : "Le chant des morts" de Pierre Reverdy », 1948, lithographie, BIB1450, Musée national Picasso-Paris
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Picasso - Le faucheur - MP1990-52 - 90-005023
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Pablo Picasso, « Le faucheur », 1943, Bronze, fondu à la cire perdue,51 x 33 x 19 cm, MP1990-52, Musée national Picasso-Paris

The curators

Emilie Bouvard
Curator at the Musée national Picasso-Paris 

Coline Zellal
Curator at the Musée national Picasso-Paris

Pictures

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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre
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Salles de l'exposition Picasso chefs d'oeuvre

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. Chefs-d'oeuvre !"
The exhibition catalogue
"Picasso. Chefs-d'oeuvre !"
42 euros
Under the direction of Coline Zellal et Emilie Bouvard, curators at the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

TO BE NOTED
- Major works in this exhibition come from all over the world, some of which have never before been exhibited in Paris
- The opportunity to question how and why these works became known as masterpieces
- A rich and comprehensive critical apparatus, by the foremost specialists of Picasso and through unpublished archives from the Musée national Picasso-Paris
- In co-publication with the Musée national Picasso-Paris
320 pages

Co-publication Musée national Picasso-Paris/éditions Gallimard