Picasso-Giacometti Exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Paris … Wonderful …

  If you are going to be in Paris this Christmas Festive Season, you ought not to miss the exhibition currently at the Picasso Museum. It is the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition: it had opened to crowds on Tuesday, October 4 this year (2016) and runs through to Sunday, February 5, 2017. The half-term school holidays in […]

Portrait of Dora Maar in Picasso Museum (cc Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

Portrait of Dora Maar in Picasso Museum (cc Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

 

If you are going to be in Paris this Christmas Festive Season, you ought not to miss the exhibition currently at the Picasso Museum.

It is the Picasso-Giacometti exhibition: it had opened to crowds on Tuesday, October 4 this year (2016) and runs through to Sunday, February 5, 2017.

The half-term school holidays in Europe and the United Kingdom having ended, there are not so very many visitors now, but should you be going over the Christmas Festive Season, then I highly recommend that you buy your tickets in advance. This you can do on the Web, or if you are in Paris by popping into any FNAC store.

A single entry for an adult comes to €12,50.

The aim of the exhibition, apart from giving visitors a very pleasant couple of hours, is to show the artistic relationship between the Spanish-born Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti, born in Borgonova, Switzerland. (Picasso 1881/1973 ; Giacometti 1901-1966)

’Over three floors – Niveau-1, Niveau-2 and Niveau-3 –  in several large rooms, with windows looking over the museum’s gardens, can not only the paintings of the two artists be seen, but so too their sculptures, sketches, ceramics, and engravings.

The museum is open every day of the week but Monday from 10.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The address is No 5, rue de Thorigny.

Picasso Museum in Paris (cc Marilyn Z.Tomlins)

Picasso Museum in Paris (cc Marilyn Z.Tomlins)

The museum gives as its nearest Metro station, Chemin Vert, but I suggest you walk to the museum from the Metro station of Chatelet. It is a lovely walk which will take you about 12/15 minutes through very many short narrow winding streets. This is the Marais district of Paris famous for its Gay and Jewish quarters.  Do get a street map of Paris because it will be easy to make a wrong turn and end up a little lost.

The museum has a small café – Le Café sur Le Toit – and indeed, there is a terrace area on the roof, and on frisky  days there are heaters in the overhead coverage.

I’ve written here and here and here on my website about the 2010-theft of 217 Picasso artworks, the two alleged thieves now on trial in France.

Here are a handful of what you will be able to admire in the museum. And yes, one can take pictures provided one does not use a flash.

Picasso's 'Cafe in Royan' in the museum (cc Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

Picasso’s ‘Cafe in Royan’ in the museum (cc Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

Paul as a Clown in the museum (cc Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

Paul as a Clown in the museum (cc Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

One of the Giacometti's on display in the Museum (cc Marilyn Z.Tomlins)

One of the Giacometti’s on display in the Museum (cc Marilyn Z.Tomlins)

On the roof terrace of the museum's Le Cafe sur le Toit (cc Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

On the roof terrace of the museum’s Le Cafe sur le Toit (cc Marilyn Z. Tomlins)

 

 

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