Housed in a 17th century mansion in Le Marais, the Paris Picasso Museum displays 253 paintings. Opened in 1985, the museum found its place with the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay and Centre Pompidou as one of the best art museums in the city.
In the heart of the fashionable Le Marais district in Paris, Paris Picasso Museum is dedicated to the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).
Paris Picasso Museum is housed in Hotel Sale, a superb 1656 city mansion, close to Centre Pompidou.
Pablo Picasso lived in France between 1900 and 1973, first in Paris, then on the Riviera. This explains the extraordinary Picasso painting collections in Picasso Museum Paris, in Centre Pompidou in Paris and in Picasso Museum Antibes on the French Riviera.
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Paris Picasso Museum opened in 1985 with 203 paintings and 156 pieces of sculpture from the Picasso heritage, paid to the state as death duties.
You will see great paintings in the Museum including Paul en Arlequin and the portrait of Dora Maar. Whether you like Pablo Picasso paintings or not, you will be moved by the colorful masterpieces in display.
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Paris Picasso Museum is open since October 25th 2014
Open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Closed on 25th December, 1st January and 1st May
Tuesday to Friday: 11.30am to 6pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm
Open until 9pm every third Friday of the month
Pablo Picasso was born in Spain in 1881, was raised there and spent most of his adult life in France, first in Paris, then after the Second World War in the French Riviera.
Until his death in 1971, he altogether created more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics and other art items. He is universally renowned as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, maybe of all times.
Together with George Braque, Pablo Picasso first founded Cubism, an influential avant-garde art movement that dramatically changed European painting and sculpture. Subjects in Cubism are broken up into pieces and arranged in an abstract form. Picasso is credited too with inventing constructed sculpture and co-inventing the collage art style.
During his very long artistic career, his creativity nevertheless transcended realism, abstraction, Cubism, Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Expressionism, which he successively embraced or created with inspiration until the very end.
Picasso settled in Paris in 1905. With George Braque, he first pioneered cubism and turned the shabby Bateau Lavoir in Montmartre, a hilly district, into the fabric of modern art.
In 1913, he moved to Montparnasse on the Left Bank, which became the new place to be of modern art, with artists such as Modigliani, Juan Gris, Diego Rivera, Fujita and Soutine.
Pablo Picasso spent most of his life in Paris and on the French Riviera in South of France, where he died in 1973.
From 1905 until 1946, Pablo Picasso witnessed, inspired, lead the glorious time of Paris as the world capital of arts.