Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso: Art
Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
Australia, is once again the home for some of the
world's finest and most celebrated art - thanks to
the late Pablo Picasso.
was Picasso that once cleverly said "I am the
greatest collector of Picassos in the world."
Words such as these further help build the unique
media and marketing machine that he was - which backed
up his genius body of work which went on to become
News Australia and its media partners are pleased
to advise the public that there's still over one month
left for those in Sydney to visit the Picasso collection
at the Art Gallery of NSW. This is welcome news for
the many who had previously believed they had missed
was last November when the pick of Picasso's works
were unveiled in the Art Gallery of NSW.
are the works that meant most to him," the gallery's
director, Edmund Capon, told a packed house.
exhibition - on loan from Paris museum - Musée
National Picasso, in Paris, represented "7½
decades of the artist who I think defines the 20th
century", he said.
was the most significant Picasso expo anyone would
see in Australia in their lifetime. 150 plus paintings,
sculptures, drawings and prints are in Picasso: Masterpieces
from the Musee National Picasso.
are beautifully displayed in 10 rooms in chronological
periods of Picasso's life, starting with a drawing
from 1893, when he was 12, and commencing with pieces
made approximately six months before his death in
have been overwhelmingly positive, as one would expect.
have the iconic works many fans would have seen in
art books since their school days. Among them are
Portrait of Dora Maar (1937), Two Women Running on
the Beach (The Race) (1922) and Figures At the Seashore
deal with with the expectations of more than 300,000
visitors over the show's 4½ months, it has
introduced tickets with "timed" entry at
half-hour intervals to reduce queuing. More than 20,000
have already been sold.
Musee National Picasso houses the largest collection
of the artist's work, much from his private collection.
Its closure for renovations has allowed the work to
tour the globe, with Sydney been the latest lucky
city to show off the work.
museum's president, Anne Baldassari, curated the Sydney
show, which runs until March 25. "It's just masterpieces,"
she said. "It's a monumental show.
a comprehensive show."
show obviously has a huge appeal for Picasso fans
and art lover in general, but even those who appreciate
genius and the creative world in general will walk
away happy having taken in the best that Picasso has
masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso,
summer see the greatest Picasso exhibition ever to
come to Australia.
150 paintings, drawings and sculptures will fill most
of the ground floor of the Art Gallery of NSW. These
are Picassos Picassos, personal
and revealing works that he kept to shape his own
possible only by the closure of the Musée National
Picasso in Paris for renovations, the Gallery is the
only venue in Australia on the exhibitions world
is a rare opportunity to see work from the worlds
most celebrated artist on such scale outside France.
Australian first, the exhibition showcases seven decades
of Pablo Picassos art. Every phase of his extraordinary
career is represented, including masterpieces from
the Blue, Rose, expressionist, cubist, neoclassical
and surrealist periods. Read more
introduced timed ticketing to avoid queues. We strongly
recommend that you pre-purchase a timed-entry ticket
through Ticketek as times and dates will sell out.
Gallery of NSW
Gallery of NSW - Picasso masterpieces from the Musée
National Picasso, Paris
Picasso official website
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