On a beautiful spring morning, I joined the queue for the exposition of the Picasso sculpture that brings together an exceptional aggregate of art from around the world. This includes more than 70 loaned pieces, as well as the series of six Glasses of Absinthe (1914).
The reopening of the renovated Musée National Picasso-Paris attracted one million visitors.
Musée National Picasso-Paris now presents the major international exhibition “Picasso: Sculptures”.
“I do not seek. I find. ” ~ Pablo Picasso
“Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.” ~ Pablo Picasso
Picasso probably is the most important figure of the 20th century in terms of art and art movements that occurred during this period. Before the age of 50, he had become the most well-known name in modern art, with the most distinct style and eye for artistic creation. There had been no other artists prior to Picasso who had such an impact on the art world, or had a mass following of fans and critics alike.
Picasso is undeniably the most prolific creator in the history of art in this period. His career spanned over seven decades. He is most known for his introduction of cubism, as well as his uniquely modern approach to painting, which set forth the movements to follow into the twentieth century. His art form and his works, well ahead of his time, still influence artists and painters today.
Pablo Picasso transformed himself and everything around him with a touch: he was restless, authentic, ‘overly’ confident and fully engaged in life. Politically outspoken in his art, comical and fantastical in many of his expressions, he eludes, fascinates, and mesmerizes us. He is seen as a magician by writers and critics.
“Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.” ~ Pablo Picasso