Until 29th February 2016
The exhibition Picasso Mania is being held at the Grand Palais in Paris until 29th February 2016, focusing on the works of Picasso in relation to those of his contemporaries.
It is one of the most eagerly anticipated exhibitions of the year. Through the artist’s greatest masterpieces, the exhibition Picasso Mania presents the work of Picasso and his effect on contemporary artists: David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Jean-Luc Godard and Roy Lichtenstein. The aim of this new exhibition is to show Picasso’s influence on the works of numerous artists. Cubist paintings, surrealist works, videos, sculptures, and cartoons: each of his successors parodies or pays tribute in their own manner to the artistic genius of Picasso.
To illustrate this Picasso Mania, the Grand Palais has nearly a hundred of Picasso’s artworks on display, some of which are being shown to the public for the very first time. In parallel with these works the exhibition includes nearly 400 paintings by 75 contemporary artists who were inspired by the Spanish painter. Hung both chronologically and thematically, the exhibition traces the different stages of critical and artistic reaction to the work of Pablo Picasso as well as the creation of the legend surrounding his person. Whether reactions took the form of a nod in his direction, a tribute or a challenge, visitors can discover how contemporary artists were marked, influenced, inspired or even exasperated by Picasso’s work. The originality of this exhibition-event resides in the osmosis that took place between Picasso’s landmark pieces and the great contemporary masters of art. It is a chance for the public to evaluate ‘the Picasso effect’ and to decide whether the Spanish painter is still central to other artist’s endeavours.
Beyond this Picasso mania, there is also the pleasure of discovering or rediscovering many of the famous painter’s canvasses. Whether you like him or not, Pablo Picasso challenges, seduces, captivates or irritates the general public just as much as other artists. In any case, people are never left indifferent. This exhibition brings together over 300 works, from the 60s to the modern day.
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Place : Grand Palais
Address : 3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris
District : Champs-Elysées
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Transport : Metro: Champs-Elysées Clémenceau