SUN, 03.02.19 –
The Young PICASSO – Blue and Rose Periods
Until December 31, 2018 you have the chance to purchase tickets online for CHF 25 instead of CHF 30, valid from Januar 1, 2019. Exclusively online.
This exhibition, the most ambitious ever staged by the Fondation Beyeler, is devoted to the paintings and sculptures of the young Pablo Picasso from the so-called Blue and Rose periods, between 1901 and 1906.
Regular rate tickets (CHF 30.-) will be available from 01.01.2019 online and at the museum’s ticket desk. For more information on concessions: www.fondationbeyeler.ch/en/picasso/
At the age of just twenty, the aspiring genius Picasso (1881 – 1973) was already engaged in a restless search for new themes and forms of expression, which he immediately brought to perfection. One artistic revolution followed another, in a rapid succession of changing styles and visual worlds. The forthcoming exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler places the focus on the Blue and Rose periods, and thus on a central phase in Picasso’s work. It also sheds fresh light on the emergence, from 1907 onward, of Cubism, as an epochal new movement that was nevertheless rooted in the art of the preceding period.
The exhibition will bring together some eighty paintings and sculptures from the Blue and Rose periods. In these poignant and magical works, realized in Spain and France, Picasso – the artist of the century – creates images that have a universal evocative power. Matters of existential significance, such as life, love, sexuality, fate, and death, find their embodiment in the delicate beauty of young women and men, but also in depictions of children and old people who carry within them happiness and joy, accompanied by sadness. The exhibition, organized in cooperation with the Musée national Picasso and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, will include key works from the world’s outstanding museums and private collections.