A month after the musée d'orsay, three weeks after the Pompidou Centre, two weeks after the Louvre, he was missing more than him. Since July 21, the Picasso museum, the last of the list of major institutions museum of the capital, has reopened its doors after long months of closure caused by the health crisis. The two exhibitions that, since Tuesday, are presented to the visitors are devoted, the one to the surprising link that attaches the Spanish master in the comic strip, the other to its power is poetic, in the sense the most literary of the term.
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Two exhibitions of promising that exploit ambitiously the testimony of parties taken the aesthetic and formal yet too little known among Picasso and the resonance of this, even today, with artists from all walks of life. To present Picasso and the " comic book ", the curators of the exhibition are based on the combination of the first works of Pablo Picasso and of the appearance of the comic strip in the United States, at the end of the Nineteenth century.
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Picasso, painter and poet (among other things)
The comic book, at the crossroads of graphic arts and the literature, leads us straight to the man of letters hidden behind the painter. "Picasso poet ", second summer exhibition of the museum located in the sumptuous hotel Salé, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris), highlights the crucial importance of the poetic writing in the painter's life.
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She addresses the hundreds of poems signed Picasso through the presentation of valuable manuscripts, witnesses of a creative process similar to that of the painting. The museum evokes " a diary of both sensory and sentimental ", a breakthrough in intimacy, the story, the genius and the personality of Pablo Picasso. The two exhibitions have opened their doors and will be until January 3, 2021.
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We knew that the artist was influenced by African masks Fang, Antiquity and its miniatures, the circus acrobats or Goya, but it was known that he was passionate about the BD and that it has played a large role in his work ?It is this passion which is little-known that the off-set of one hundred pages, lavishly illustrated, introduces us to. A passion that begins at the beginning of the Twentieth century, when the poet and art collector Gertrude Stein introduces the artist to the best of the american comic, Pim Pam Poum (the Katzenjammer Kids) to Little Jimmy, and which was to influence permanently his art, to the point that we will even try the comic strip...through this out-of-series, it is a unique journey into the visual culture of an artist who drew his inspiration wherever he looked, that The Point offers. The story, also, of how Picasso became, little by little, a cartoon character, incorporating, for his life or his works, the boards of the great authors.The contents of this out-of-series : works iconic but also unknown to Picasso, the interview with Laurent Le Bon, president of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, the stories of Milo Manara and Art Spiegelman, the texts of Marc Lambron, Christophe Ono-dit-Biot and Romain Brethes, and the valuable collaboration of the curators of the exhibition, Vincent Bernière and Johan Popelard. 100 pages - 183 x 255 mm