Take advantage of your stay in our Orly Daveil hotel to visit the Musée d'Orsay and attend a unique exhibition on Pablo Picasso !
Representation of the Blue and Pink period
The works presented correspond to the artist's Blue and Pink period, from 1900 to 1906, considered the most creative of his life.
In 1901, Picasso was 20 years old and lost one of his dearest friends, Carlos Casagemas, who decided to end his life voluntarily.
He then begins to become aware of the violence of existence and expresses this through cold works, with bluish colors, representing beggars, blind and elderly people.
Then comes his famous work Self-Portrait Bleu in which the Spanish genius represents himself as an abandoned, lonely and miserable person with an empty gaze and a blue background.
3 years later, in 1904, the artist lived in Paris, in the 18th arrondissement. It was then that he met Fernande Olivier, his first companion. Fernande marks a turning point in Picasso's life as his perception of things changes, he rediscovers a taste for life and will now decide to exhibit works centered on love and the joy of living, and not death.
This was the beginning of his Rose period, which lasted 2 years and ended with the work Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the first work of his Cubist period.
A first in France!
Ironically, this crucial period in the Spanish artist's life had never been exhibited in a French museum! So be the first to enjoy the works, certainly the most sincere of his life.
Practical information :
Musée d'Orsay, 62 rue de Lille 75007 Paris
26 years old EU, disabled or unemployed : free of charge
reduced rate: 9€
full price: 12€
More information on the Musée d'Orsay official website.