We often look at masters in art as a source of inspiration for ourselves. We see their work as the pinnacle of a movement or a sign of pure talent and want to emulate that in some way. However, we don’t always stop to think about the inspiration that creates that piece of work in the first place. Every idea came from somewhere, and that includes the greatest works of a master like Picasso.
In the late 1920s, Picasso was down on his luck creating art and experimenting with new styles and forms. He took inspiration from extra-occidental work at that time and brought it into his forms and portraits. The result was a stunning series that would go on to mould his work in Cubism.
The Paris Musée Picasso is currently showcasing a series of these pieces to help Parisians understand what he was creating and how. Magic Paintings is a great chance to focus on a very specific era and compare these works. You can do so until the 23rd of February.
From 1 October 2019 to 23 February 2020
Picasso National Museum
5, rue de Thorigny
75003 Paris 3
Opening hours and days :
From 10.30 AM – 6 PM
From 9.30 AM – 6 PM (during school holidays and weekends)
Reduced rate: 11 €
Full price: 14 €
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