A temporary exhibition with impressionist and symbolist pieces to open on 21 September.
Works by Delacroix, Manet, Tolouse-Lautrec, Capiello, Degas, Cezanne and other artists from the Impressionist and Symbolist movements will be on display for more than three months at Barcelona’s Picasso Museum as part of a temporary exhibition titled Picasso Discovers Paris. The selected pieces are from the Orsay Museum and the National Picasso Museum in Paris and will help the public to understand the artistic impact and influences that the young painter from Malaga met with when he travelled to the city for the first time in the autumn of 1900. The exhibition, curated by Malén Gual, curator of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, is completed with a number of works by Picasso himself from his early days in Paris. The exhibition will open on 21 September and can be seen until 6 January 2019.
After spending his teenage years in Barcelona and studying at the Llotja School of Fine Arts, from the age of 19 Picasso switched between the Catalan capital and Paris, which was the capital of the artistic avant-garde at the time. He discovered many new painters and techniques at the 1900 Universal Exhibition, as well as by simply visiting art galleries and strolling through the streets, observing the well-crafted posters that were pasted up around the city. The city’s bohemian atmosphere, the poverty that he observed and tragic events, such as the suicide of his friend Carles Casagemas, also marked his artistic evolution. As explained from the Barcelona museum, the selection of works for the temporary exhibition was based on a review written by Felicien Fagus of the exhibition that Picasso and Francisco Iturrino visited in 1901 at the Gallerie Vollard, as well on works by Picasso in which he references artists of that time.
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