Picasso in Paris – Van Gogh Museum

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Just because last week we visited ‘Picasso in Paris’ in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which includes pieces as Self-portrait with a palette (see above) and  Casagemas in his coffin (1901) and other (small) masterpieces.
A ‘just big enough’ collection that gives an inside look of his early ‘blue period’ and ‘roze periode’.

‘A new world….
… opened up for the nineteen-year-old Pablo Picasso when he arrived in Paris in 1900. In this city, the cultural centre of the avant-garde, he first saw the work of artists such as Gauguin, Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Steinlen with his own eyes. In developing his own style the young Spaniard eagerly absorbed the discoveries and ideas of both his contemporaries and predecessors’.

Curator Marily McCully
Picasso in Paris, 1900-1907 was put together by guest curator Marilyn McCully, working together with the Van Gogh Museum and the Museu Picasso in Barcelona..

Specially for this exhibition Dansgroep Amsterdam led by Krisztina de Châtel will perform a dance Nomade (Nomad) every Friday night inspired by the paintings that Picasso made on the theme of the circus. There will be performances from 19:30 until 19:50 and from 20:45 until 21:05 in the exhibition room on the first floor.