The name Picasso immediately conjures up images of specific paintings or a specific style. Some think of his naive work and the doves, others the exploration into Cubism or his distorted figures. Yet, there are many distinct periods in his life as an artist. Two of the earliest, and less well-known perhaps, are the blue and rose periods. The Musée d’Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris have come together to create an exhibition called Picasso: Blue and Rose. The show covers a small period between 1900-1906, one forgotten by many critics and galleries.
In fact, this is the first time that this period has had such attention in a French gallery. This is why is it so important that Picasso fans make the most of this show when it opens on September 18th. There are pieces from across the world and, once they leave, it could be a long time before they in Paris again.
Laurent Le Bon, président of the Musée national Picasso-Paris
18 September 2018 to 6 January 2019
Musée d’Orsay, Rue de la Légion d’Honneur,
Full rate 12 €