On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Pablo Picasso's passing, the Centre Pompidou, in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, presents an exceptional retrospective titled "Picasso. Endlessly drawing". This ambitious exhibition highlights the surprising richness of the artist's creation through the display of nearly a thousand works, ranging from early studies to ultimate masterpieces.
Drawing, a true site of constantly renewed invention for Picasso, takes a central place in this exhibition. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the graphic work of the renowned artist, resembling a compulsive intimate journal, with sketchbooks being the most valuable examples of this creative process. This immersive journey into the heart of the draftsman's work offers a unique perspective on the evolution of his style and themes.
The exhibition allows you to dive into the whirlwind of Picasso's creation, offering a genuine immersive experience that celebrates the diversity of his artistic genius. By exploring the myriad facets of Picasso's drawing, you can grasp the depth of his artistic thought and how it transformed over time.
The exhibition's deliberately non-linear layout provides a dynamic experience by eschewing chronological reconstruction. This approach creates echoes between different periods of Picasso's life: the periods of recognized masterpieces and those of drawings presented to the public for the first time. Thus, "Picasso. Endlessly drawing" offers a comprehensive and in-depth view of the artist's drawn and engraved work, constituting the largest retrospective ever organized in this field.
Concurrently with this major exhibition, the Musée national Picasso-Paris presents Act 2 of the Celebration with Sophie Calle's exhibition titled "À toi de faire, ma mignonne." This exhibition explores the central idea of disappearance in the artist's work, providing a complementary reflection to the Picasso universe.
To make this artistic experience even more accessible, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée national Picasso-Paris offer reduced rates to visitors wishing to explore both exhibitions. With a ticket to the "Picasso. Drawing to Infinity" exhibition, you benefit from a preferential rate of €11 to discover "À toi de faire, ma mignonne. An exhibition by Sophie Calle" at the Musée national Picasso-Paris. Similarly, visitors with a ticket to Sophie Calle's exhibition can access "Picasso. Endlessly drawing" at the Centre Pompidou for a reduced rate of €14.
This collaboration between two prestigious institutions offers art enthusiasts a unique opportunity to explore two distinct artistic universes while celebrating the timeless creativity of Picasso and the contemporary vision of Sophie Calle. Picasso to Infinity is more than an exhibition; it's an invitation to dive into the soul of a creative genius.
Until January 15, 2024. Open every day except Tuesday, from 11 am to 9 pm.
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