Picasso. Blue and Rose
The musée d’Orsay and the musée national Picasso-Paris collaborate for the first time to explore the early work of Pablo Picasso from 1900 to 1906, a decisive period which until now has not been covered in its entirety by a French museum. The exhibition attempts a new interpretation and analysis of his Blue and Rose period; his works are shown in the context of current and past inspirations: Casas, Nonell, Casagemas, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin. The alliance of two institutions unites a large number of paintings and drawings, previously unseen works, and masterpieces such as La Vie (1903, Cleveland Museum of Art) which is presented for the first time in France.
Laurent Le Bon, président of the Musée national Picasso-Paris
Claire Bernardi, Curator, Musée d’Orsay
Stéphanie Molins, Mission Manager to the President, Musée national Picasso-Paris
Emilia Philippot, Curator, Musée national Picasso-Paris