Everyone knows Pablo Picasso as the classic cubist master, acclaimed for his works like Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937), but what do you know about his years before cubism? If you want to learn more, check out the exhibit “Picasso. Blue and Rose” at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris this fall and winter.
During the periods between 1900 and 1906, known as the blue and rose periods, Picasso created some of his most interesting pieces, which are unfortunately not as well known than his later work. To remedy this gap of knowledge, the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée Picasso in Paris have combined forces to create an art exhibit focusing on Picasso’s formative years. This will be the first time that the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée Picasso have collaborated together on a large scale. This exposition will feature paintings and drawings by the artist, with some complementary sculptures and engravings. The blue and rose periods have never before been covered by a French museum in their entirety until now, a surprising fact considering the caliber of Picasso and his work.