Picasso - Picabia, la peinture au défi

Aix en Provence - Peinture - From June 9th to September 23rd from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am till 7pm

The Musée Granet, a cultural landmark in the City of Aix-en-Provence, is playing host from 9 June to 23 September 2018 to one of the highlights of this summer's artistic calendar: “Picasso Picabia - Painting Defied”.

This exhibition is part of the “Picasso Mediterranean 2017-2019” season launched by the Musée National Picasso, Paris. An unprecedented opportunity to compare and contrast works by two of the greatest names in modern art, founders of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century, it features key works from the museum's collections. This highly original show will also feature many exceptional loans from private owners and leading French and international museums and galleries in France. Organised chronologically and by theme, this exhibition compares masterpieces by an unexpected artistic tandem - “friendly enemies” who, despite their irreconcilable differences, shared an intriguing kinship apparent from the start of their careers. Spanning the decades from the early 20th century to 1973 - the year of Picasso's death - it explores the most outstanding experiments in modern art, from the original Cubism and its successors to the Dada mechanical aesthetic, from Ingres-inspired Classicism to “monster” surrealism, from representational painting to the portrait, and from the use of photography to the return to abstraction at the end of Picabia's life.

Featuring more than 150 works - paintings, drawings, photographs, archive
material and more - displayed in 800 sq.m of exhibition space at the Musée
Granet, this exhibition takes visitors on a fascinating journey through the artistic movements of the last century. The common thread running through this unique exhibition, which aims to shed new light on modernity, is the extreme artistic freedom enjoyed by Picabia and Picasso. An extensive catalogue containing articles by leading international experts on both artists has been published to coincide with the show.

This exhibition is jointly organised by the Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence and the Fundación Mapfre, where it will be shown from 12 October 2018 to 13 January 2019. Curators : Aurélie Verdier, curator at the Musée national d'art moderne, MNAM-Cci, Centre Georges Pompidou Bruno Ely, ddirector of the Musée Granet, head curator.

Guided tour in English (1h) :
From June, 9 to September, 23 : on Friday at 3pm. And in July and August, on Wednesday at 3pm.

Entrée from 8 to 10
  • Accessible for disabled

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Granet Museum

    Place Saint Jean de Malte
    13100 Aix en Provence

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    Granet Museum
    Place Saint Jean de Malte
    13100 Aix en Provence

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    • 04 42 52 88 32
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