"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun" ~Pablo Picasso
Artists die but art remains Immortal. The Musée Picasso is an art gallery located in the Hôtel Salé in rue de Thorigny, in the Marais district of Paris, France, dedicated to the work of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
A largely chronological route takes you from Picasso’s earliest works as a teenager in Spain — including the Little Girl in a Red Dress, painted in 1895 when he was about 14 – to paintings produced shortly before his death in 1973.
Picasso once said "I am the greatest collector of Picasso's in the world." He had amassed an enormous collection of his own work by the time of his death in 1973, ranging from sketchbooks to finished masterpieces.
The Musée Picasso has over 5,000 works of art by Picasso including 3,700 works on paper, ceramics, sculptures in wood and metal, and paintings. This is complemented by Picasso's own personal art collection of works by other artists, including Cézanne, Degas, Rousseau, Seurat, de Chirico and Matisse.
It also contains some Iberian bronzes and a good collection of African art, by which Picasso was greatly inspired. The museum also exhibits a large number of works that Picasso painted after his seventieth birthday.
It is the only public collection in the world that allows you on a journey following the creative process of the artist using all the work painted, carved, engraved and drawn by Picasso, including sketches, studies, drawings, sketchbooks, engravings, photographs, illustrated books, movies and documents.
The museum is not only Picasso's works, such as the French painter Marius (Henri Matisse) works Marguerite is also treasured here.
Je ne peins pas ce que je vois, je peins ce que je pense.
I do not paint what I see, I draw what I think.
- Pablo Picasso
Established in 1985 in the Hotel Salé, one of the most iconic private hotels built at the end of the 17th century, the museum has just benefited from an important renovation that has enabled the directors to double the size of the exhibition spaces and create welcome desks and adapt the facilities for the public.
The expansion project, whose budget doubled to almost $70 million, was supposed to be completed in two years when it began in 2009. But as it grew in scope and size, reopening dates were announced and delayed several times.
After a five-year closure the museum reopened on 25 October 2014. Even if you are not an artist or a art lover you must visit Musée Picasso to understand the majestic world of Pablo Picasso.
Address: 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris
Transportation: Metro Line 1 Saint-Paul Station
Tickets: February 1 to March 21 Tickets 11 Euro,
March 22 to July 31 Tickets 12,5 Euro / Free of the first Sunday of each month Free admission
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