During your winter break in Paris this winter, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Musée Picasso! Easily accessible from the Hôtel des Arts Montmartre, this must-see cultural venue presents an exceptional event from now until February 23rd, 2020; the Picasso: Magic Paintings exhibition! It’s your chance to get a close look at a series of works rarely exhibited in Paris...
Extraordinary portraits at the Picasso Museum
The exhibition brings together a group of Picasso's paintings that are usually scattered throughout the world. Created between the summer of 1926 and the spring of 1930, these are mainly female figure paintings whose experimental lines and volumes seem to be in constant flux, a quality that in 1938 led the art critic Christian Zervos to refer to them as ‘magic paintings’.
An insight into the influences of the Spanish artist
These paintings showcasing the great Spanish artist's genius show the influence of the non-western art Picasso obtained from Paris dealers such as Louis Carré and Pierre Loeb. Deeply original, these works also reflect the audacity of the revolutionary Cubism movement. To better reveal their many facets, the Picasso: Magic Paintings exhibition explores the relationship of the works to the cultural currents of the time. It thus highlights Picasso's connection with Surrealism, but also with psychoanalysis at a time when dreams and the occult were a source of fascination for artists... Enter a magical world!
The Musée Picasso can be found at 5 Rue de Thorigny, in the 3rd arrondissement. It opens from 10:30 to 18:00 on weekdays and 09:30 to 18:00 during school holidays and weekends. Admission to the museum and its exhibition Picasso: Magic Paintings is €14 at the full price and €11 euros at the concessionary rate.
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