Picasso Museum Sleep Deprived


Obviously I’m behind on my blog posting as we have been in Israel for a week celebrating the birth of our first grandchild.  Will catch up now with blog postings hopefully every few days. On the way here we had 12 hours in Paris and although a little “sleepy” made a visit to the Picasso Museum that has reopened after several years closure to renovate and update.

From an upper floor of the museum that is housed in an old palais (palace) a quintessential view of Paris.
From an upper floor of the museum that is housed in an old palais (palace), Hotel Sale built in the 17th century.  You can see a quintessential view of Paris.
Portrait of a peasant girl painted by Picasso at age 14!
Portrait of a peasant girl painted by Picasso at age 14!
Drawing in red chalk of three women in one of the hallways.
Drawing in red chalk of three women in one of the hallways.
The chandeliers are also created by Picasso.  Sorry for the distant view but wanted you to see the setting for the work.  Different from the usual "museum" presentation.
The chandeliers are also created by Picasso. Sorry for the distant view but wanted you to see the setting for the work. Different from the usual “museum” presentation.
The other side of the second floor landing.
The other side of the second floor landing.
A conjunction between sculptural forms and painting.  Sleep deprivation kept me from including titles- sorry.
A conjunction between sculptural forms and painting. Sleep deprivation kept me from including titles- sorry. As you can see there are traditional galleries as well.
This collage occupied an entire wall- a new work to me and completely created from paper elements. Probably 8 x 10'.
This collage occupied an entire wall- a new work to me and completely created from paper elements. Probably 8 x 10′.
Picasso's interpretation of Manet's "Luncheon on the Grass".  All work arranged chronologically through his career.  This painting is from 1961.
Picasso’s interpretation of Manet’s “Luncheon on the Grass”. All work arranged chronologically through his career. This painting is from 1961.
"Girl Jumping Rope" in bronze, 1950
“Girl Jumping Rope” in bronze, 1950
Bronze "Goat", 1950s
Bronze “Goat”, 1950s

 

"The Kiss", an often repeated theme in Picasso's work.  This one was unfamiliar to me and was in the same room with the Yam figure.
“The Kiss”, an often repeated theme in Picasso’s work. This one was unfamiliar to me and was in the same room with the Yam figure.
One whole gallery was dedicated to what was called in Picasso's time "primitive" art.  This work is from Papua New Guinea, a Yam Cult figure.
One whole gallery was dedicated to what was called in Picasso’s time “primitive” art. This work is from Papua New Guinea, a Yam Cult figure. Picasso collected these pieces himself.
Another studio photograph by Brassai shows Picasso's versatility.
Another studio photograph by Brassai shows Picasso’s versatility.
Brassai, Studio photograph showing the "Man and Sheep" in progress.
Brassai, Studio photograph showing the “Man and Sheep” in progress.
"Man with a Sheep", bronze from 1943, during the war years.  Much of Picasso's work at that time was anti-war and it's amazing he was left alone when so many others were persecuted for their art.  Helps to be famous!
“Man with a Sheep”, bronze from 1943, during the war years. Much of Picasso’s work at that time was anti-war and it’s amazing he was left alone when so many others were persecuted for their art. Helps to be famous!

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