"Picasso: From the Collection of the Musee National Picasso, Paris" Exhibition

The National Art Center, Tokyo

poster for "Picasso: From the Collection of the Musee National Picasso, Paris" Exhibition

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This exhibition aims at a retrospective overview of the work of master painter Pablo Picasso, who innovated ceaselessly and reinvented himself several times over the course of his career. While Picasso went through various phases in terms of his painting style - from his "Blue" period, "Rose" period, Cubism, Neoclassicism to Surrealism - he also avidly sought out new possibilities for different materials and modes of expression. Living through the turbulent days of the 20th century, Picasso underwent dramatic transformations as an artist in search of the meaning of humanity and art, while also contemplating issues of war and peace. Another crucial element of his life were the women he loved and was inspired by. With approximately 170 works on view, this retrospective exhibition looks back on the 91 years of Picasso's life, in which life, love and artistic creation were all closely intertwined.
As part of a worldwide traveling exhibition accompanying a major overhaul of the Musee National Picasso in Paris, this exhibition is being held concurrently with the one at the Suntory Museum of Art.

Please visit exhibition website for more details.

[Image: "Portrait of Dora Maar" (1937) oil on canvas]



From 2008-10-04 To 2008-12-14


Pablo Picasso



henacyoko: (2008-10-06)


rabbitspade: (2008-11-03)

There's no signage at this event in English! WTF!? RRRRAAAAAGGGEEEE!!! I recommend reading up on Picasso before you go, while trying not to destroy the fun of seeing a painting in person the first time you view it. Also, beware the cringe-worthy mountains of merchandise at the end!

shinichikudoh: (2009-05-02)


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