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Picasso Blue and Rose Exhibit

  • November 15, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Picasso Blue and Rose Exhibit: Guided Tour

Musée d’Orsay – Group Entrance

Paris 7

We have all seen Picasso exhibits and have been to the Picasso Museum in Paris.  But there has NEVER been an exhibit like this one in France!

The Musée d’Orsay and the Musée National Picasso-Paris have organised an exceptional event dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s blue and rose periods. This exhibition is the first large-scale collaboration between these two museums. It features masterpieces and proposes a new interpretation on the years 1900-1906, a critical period in the artist’s career which to date has not been covered in its entirety by any French museum.

The exhibition brings together a large number of paintings and drawings with the aim of presenting a comprehensive overview of the artist’s sculptures and engravings between 1900 and 1906.

His travels between Spain and Paris mark the start of a period of intense creative activity and change for the young artist. Between 1900 and 1906, Picasso’s work gradually shifted from a rich palette of Pre-Fauvist colours – which owes a great debt both to the post-Impressionism of Van Gogh and to Toulouse-Lautrec – to the almost monochrome blues of the Blue Period, followed by the rose shades of the Saltimbanques Period, and the ochre hues of Gósol. The works portray the young Picasso against the backdrop of his era. His work is viewed in the context of that produced by his contemporaries and predecessors, both Spanish and French (Casas, Nonell, Casagemas, Steinlen, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin).

This ground-breaking exhibit and new interpretation of Picasso will span the Blue and Rose Periods, organised as a continuum rather than as a series of compartmentalized episodes. It also aims to reveal Picasso’s early artistic identity and some of the enduring obsessions in his work. The presentation of this exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay demonstrates the desire to include the young Picasso in his time and reconsider his work through the prism of his links to the nineteenth century.

Come join us for a guided tour of this ground-breaking exhibit.

Only a very limited number of tickets available @31€. To sign up, please contact Mary Ann Rivet at and pay online above.




1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, At entrance B of the Musée d'Orsay (Group Entrance), Paris, 75007, France