Musée d'Orsay devotes major retrospective to Picasso's blue and pink periods

The Musée d'Orsay is running a major retrospective at the Musée d'Orsay until January 6, 2019, that chronicles Picasso in his blue and pink periods.

From Sept. 18, 2018 to Jan. 6, 2019, the Musée d’Orsay is hosting the exhibition"Picasso. Bleu et rose," the result of the first major collaboration between the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée National Picasso in Paris.

Through a significant selection of paintings and drawings(more than three hundred works), the exhibition aims to present to the public the artist’s production from the period between 1900 and 1906, that is, Pablo Picasso’s so-called blue and pink periods, preceding Cubism.

The artist, at the age of 19, arrived in Paris at the very Orsay station, which later became one of the most famous museums in Paris, as well as in the world. The choice to set up this exhibition in the very place where Picasso arrived to participate in the 1900 Exposición Universal and come into contact with the avant-garde in the French capital, a prelude to the six years he would spend between Paris and Barcelona, is significant for the bond established between the artist and the city of Paris during his existence.

Works from important international museum collections include La vida (1903) from the permanent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, La acróbata de la bola (1905) from the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Mujer con camisa (1905) from the Tate Modern, Mujer con abanico from the National Gallery in Washington, while from the Picasso Museum in Barcelona came landscapes of Barcelona rooftops and a portrait of Benedetta Bianco, as well as drawings in which his contemporaries are depicted.

Picasso. Bleu et rose is curated by Laurent Le Bon, president of the Musée National Picasso in Paris.

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Musée d'Orsay devotes major retrospective to Picasso's blue and pink periods
Musée d'Orsay devotes major retrospective to Picasso's blue and pink periods

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