After more than four months of closure, the Picasso National Museum in Paris has finally reopened its doors and doubled its offer with two splendid exhibitions, originally scheduled for March 24. The common thread? Little-known aspects of the work of Picasso, poet and comic book author.
Picasso and the comic
This season, the Picasso Museum in Paris combines two worlds that we thought were totally distant, the artistic work of Pablo Picasso and the world of comics. Very first exhibition to bring these two worlds into dialogue, Picasso and the comic investigates the strong presence of the master’s works in the previews of the greatest comics by Hergé, Edgar P. Jacobs and Milo Manara. An imaginary museum to visit as if it were a walk where surprise is at every corner of the page.
Art Spiegelman. Detail of the cover of Breakdowns. Portrait of the artist.
© 2008 Art Spiegelman – all right reserved © Casterman 2008, pour l’édition française Detail from Ace Hole, Midget Detective. © art explained, 1974
From 21 July to 3 January 2021, Musée national Picasso Paris, 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris www.museepicassoparis.fr/
Among the many talents of the Spanish artist, poetic writing is one of the least known yet so fascinating. It must be said that Picasso was a friend of many poets and writers who inspired him, some more or less, over the centuries. The Picasso Museum in Paris traces this relatively unknown part of Picasso’s work during a transversal journey embellished with many handwritten poems, drawings and paintings that highlight the great freedom of the poet Picasso in playing with the language.
Pablo Picasso It’s snowing in the sun, 10 January 1934, pen drawing, Musée national Picasso, Paris
© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Daniel Arnaudet, © Succession Picasso 2020
From 21 July 2020 to 3 January 2020, Musée national Picasso Paris, 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris www.museepicassoparis.fr/
This article was originally published on Tips Clear France.