PICASSO Exhibit At AGO Toronto

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PICASSO Exhibit At AGO Toronto, Canada May 1st – Aug. 26th, 2012

“Every child is an artist…” Picasso

PICASSO arrives in style at the AGO May 1st. The last time PICASSO was on exhibit at the AGO was 45 years ago (1964) when the “Picasso and Man” exhibit created huge excitement. PICASSO Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris Exhibit is fabulous. It is an 8 room retrospective of all that really exemplifies the extraordinary genius of this man. Featured are works from PICASSO’s own private collection, now in the holdings of the Musée National Picasso in Paris. The AGO is the sole Canadian and final venue on the tour, which includes stops in Madrid, Abu Dhabi, Tokyo, Helsinki, Moscow and St. Petersburg, Seattle, Richmond, San Francisco and Sydney. The Musée National Picasso, Paris was closed in 2009 for major renovations and will open again in 2013 when these precious works by Picasso will return home to Paris. myETVmedia was delighted to attend the press event to bring you this enticing glimpse of what the exhibit has to offer.

Exhibited chronologically and covering virtually every phase of the modern master’s unceasingly radical and diverse career, Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris features:
- The Death of Casagemas, one of the first works he created in Paris in 1901;
- Autoportrait (Self-Portrait), the iconic 1906 self-portrait;
- the 1904 Blue-period masterpiece Celestina (The Woman with One-Eye), and The Two Brothers, a 1906 work from his Rose period;
- landmark African-inspired artwork that led to the advent of Cubism, including studies for the 1907 masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Three Figures Beneath a Tree, 1907-08;
- examples of his genre-defining Analytic and Synthetic Cubism artworks, including the 1909-10 Sacré Coeur, 1911’s seminal Man with a Guitar and 1915’s Violin;
- Two Women Running on the Beach (The Race), a 1922 masterwork from his Neoclassical period, and 1925’s The Kiss, from his Surrealist period;
- a series of sculptures created during the Second World War, including 1942’s Bull’s Head, and two bronzes, 1943’s Death’s Head and 1950’s The Goat;
- The Bathers, the 1956 life-sized, six-piece figurative sculpture series created during a summer in Cannes; and
- The Matador, the famous self-portrait painted in 1970, three years before his death.

The exhibition also highlights Picasso’s depictions of his numerous muses and mistresses, including 1918’s Portrait of Olga in an Armchair, which features the Russian ballerina and Picasso’s first wife seated on a Spanish tapestry, the background left purposefully unfinished. French surrealist photographer Dora Maar, who inspired his 1937 “Weeping Woman” series, is also prominently featured, as is Jacqueline Roque, Picasso’s second wife and most-painted muse, depicted in the 1954 work Jacqueline with Crossed Hands.


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PICASSO Exhibit At AGO Toronto, Canada


  • Dora Maar
  • Tete de taureau
  • Figures au bord
  • Musicien
  • Violon
  • Portrait d'Olga
  • Tete
  • La Celestine
  • L'Homme au mouton
  • La femme qui pleure
  • Autoportrait au chapeau de paille
  • Femme a l'oreiller
  • Le Chevre
  • Buste
  • Jacqueline
  • Le Baiser
  • Deux femmes
  • Tête de femme
  • Trois Figures
  • Autoportrait

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