This museum recounts the life and work of the most famous artist of the 20th century – Pablo Picasso.
There are Picasso Museums in Málaga, Barcelona and Antibes, but the Paris one contains the most comprehensive collection, with 5,000 paintings, drawings, collages, sculptures and thousands of archival pieces. In addition to this unique collection embracing the full scope of Picasso’s oeuvre, the museum holds the artist’s private collection: paintings and drawings by Cézanne, Braque, Modigliani, Miró, Degas and Giacometti.
All through his life, Picasso seems to have constituted his own museum. Once he said: “Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.” The museum owns works from Picasso’s blue and rose period but as well from his early and late Cubist years.
The Picasso Museum is housed in a typical Marais palace. The beautiful mansion was built between 1656 and 1659. In 1964 the City of Paris acquired the building and it was classified as a historical monument. The building is a great example of classical 17th-century architecture.
Another great quote from the artist: “I paint like other people write their autobiography. My canvases, whether finished or not, are like pages from my diary, and as such they are valid. The future will choose the pages it prefers. It’s not up to me to make the choice.”
What Atelier Judith says: “The charming architectural ambience and the comprehensive collection of artworks make this place the perfect photography and inspiration location around the 3rd and 4th arrondissement in Paris. Definitely worth a visit if you are seeking to understand Picasso’s art.”
Adress: 5 Rue de Thoringy, 75003 Paris / Métro: Saint-Sébastien F. (Line 8)