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CHINA. Masterpieces from Musée National Picasso, Paris on view in Hong Kong
19/05/2012 16:05:16

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) hosts the "PICASSO - Masterpieces from Musée National Picasso, Paris" exhibition as one of the highlight cultural events to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The exhibition is jointly presented by the LCSD and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and jointly organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Musée National Picasso, Paris. It will be held from May 19 to July 22 at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is the most widely recognised and influential artist of the 20th century. The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is thrilled to present the exhibition “PICASSO – Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris”. Showcasing 55 of the artist’s original works from the permanent collection of the museum, this will be by far the most comprehensive exhibition of Picasso’s works ever held in Hong Kong.

Capturing every phase of Picasso’s prolific career, the retrospective covers his Blue, Rose, Cubist and Neoclassical periods as well as showing some of his primitive and Expressionist works. It also includes some 50 documentary photographs and 4 films which help to present a detailed picture of the artist’s life. Not only does the wealth of materials enrich our understanding of Picasso and his oeuvre, but it also marks out the exhibition as a truly unmissable event. A documentary film of Picasso will be screened in Orientation Theatre on the ground floor of the Museum during the exhibition period. It features images of Picasso's theatre projects; Picasso at studios working on his paintings, ceramics and sculptures; Picasso with friends and family on various occasions, as well as detailed shots of some of Picasso’s famous works.

For more information, see www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk

Image: “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” d’après Manet (“Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” after Manet). Oil on Canvas, 130 x 195 cm, 3 March – 20 August 1960 Vauvenargues.
Musée national Picasso, Paris. Dation Pablo Picasso, 1979, MP 215 © Succession Picasso, 2012, © Musée National Picasso, Paris, © Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux. Photo courtesy www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk

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