Masterpieces from the Musée Picasso, Paris

10 November 2017 – 6 May 2018

Brilliant, rebellious, passionate, playful, ironic – Pablo Picasso was all of these things and much more.
He was the artist who left the deepest mark on twentieth-century art, revolutionizing its methods and aesthetic canons. Even as an adolescent he already possessed an exceptional mastery of technique. Then in his long and tireless artistic quest he left mere virtuosity behind, seeking instead to create art that was direct, energetic and dynamic.
The exhibition presents a selection of works from Paris’s Musée Picasso that have been divided into thematic sections, thus allowing the visitor to retrace the artist’s extraordinary artistic and human adventure.
Ranging from his early nineteenth-century African-inspired works to his more Mediterranean bathers and the celebrated portraits of women he made in the thirties and fifties, the exhibition reveals Picasso’s poetics in all its overwhelming beauty.
In particular, these are works that Picasso always kept with him over the years as he moved constantly from place to place. They were part of his everyday life, tangible signs of the deep-seated connection between art and life that was his hallmark. The exhibition also displays numerous photographs depicting him alongside his works. We see him in some of his many ateliers, which were in actual fact more like creative workshops, from his Parisian beginnings in the Bateau-Lavoir to the various mas, the large farmhouses so typical of the Provençal countryside where he chose to spend the last years of his life.
This organically structured exhibition highlights the Mediterranean roots and profound vitality of Picasso’s art, giving an insight into his way of looking at reality – passionate, never banal and constantly breaking new ground.

Picasso-Méditerranée, an initiative from Musée national Picasso-Paris
“Picasso-Méditerranée” is an international cultural event which is held from Spring 2017 to Spring
2019. Over sixty cultural institutions have come together to conjure up a programme around the work
« obstinément méditerranéenne » of Pablo Picasso. Initiated by the Musée national Picasso-Paris, this
journey into the creation of the artist and across the places which inspired him, aims at strengthening ties
between all the shores.

Appartamento del doge,
Palazzo Ducale
piazza Matteotti, 9
16123 Genova

Opening Hours
Monday: 11.30 am – 7.30 pm
Tuesday to Thursday: 9.30 am – 7.30 pm
Friday: 9.30 am – 10.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.30 – 7.30 pm
Last admission one hour before closing time
Adults with audioguide 13 €
Concessions with audioguide 11 €
Groups (Saturday and Sunday) 13 €
Groups (Tuesday to Thursday) 11 €
School Groups (including presale) 6 €
Visitors up to 26 years old(Friday from 2 to 9 pm) 5€
Presale fee
Individual 3 €Groups 3 € (per person)
Info and booking
tel +39 0109280010
School reservations
tel +39 0108171604

I visitatori sono tenuti a lasciare all’ingresso delle zone espositive bagagli e a depositare negli appositi armadietti borse voluminose e zaini.
Negli spazi espositivi e congressuali è inoltre vietato:
- introdurre animali, ad eccezione di quelli utili per accompagnare le persone disabili, e qualunque oggetto che per le sue caratteristiche possa rappresentare un rischio per la sicurezza delle persone, dell’edificio, delle strutture;
- effettuare riprese fotografiche e audiovisive non autorizzate o in deroga con le norme esposte alla biglietteria;
- fumare in tutti i locali della Fondazione;
- usare il cellulare all’interno degli spazi espositivi;
- consumare cibi e bevande.
Altri divieti possono essere imposti in biglietteria o direttamente nelle zone espositive per ragioni di sicurezza
L’intera carta dei Servizi di Palazzo Ducale è consultabile qui


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