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Musee Picasso - Picasso Museum, Paris: 40 reviews and 96 photos
Located in the lovely neighbourhood of Marais, the beautiful seventeen-century palais named Hotel Sale houses the largest collection of works by Picasso in the world. Many of the works were owned by the artist himself and were obtained by the French state on Picasso's death in 1973 when they were taken as compensation for the inheritance taxes owned by Picasso's heirs. The works are displayed in chronological order; they span some 75 years of Picasso's life and all changes in his style during this time, all the major periods of the artist's life from 1905 onwards. You can see Picasso's experiments with Cubism and Surrealism including some studies for his famous Demoiselles d'Avignon, the painting considered to have launched Cubism in 1907. Then follows his latest works many on themes related to war and peace; many of the works picture his wives and children. In addition the museum displays Picasso's art collection, paintings that he bought or was given by contemporaries such as Matisse, Cezanne, Braque, Renoir and Miro and his collection of African masks and sculptures. The displays include photos and information about the artist's work and life. It all makes for a rewarding visit. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.
Address: Hotel Sale; 5 rue de Thorigny
Directions: Metro #8 St. Sebastian-Froissart.
Phone: +33 1 85 56 00 36
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