In Picasso’s National museum is presented the collection of works which had belonged to the author. Picasso didn’t like to sell his creations and has left the big collection of his own works of art and also from some other authors (Cézanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Degas). After his death the most part has been confiscated from Jacqueline Picasso as national property in favour of the government of France. This part makes a museum collection basis; nevertheless, the collection is growing constantly.
The museum is located in the Hôtel Salé. Picasso’s all works (pictures, ceramics, sculptures) are exposed in halls in a chronological order. It gives to visitors of a museum the chance to look through the career of the author, to estimate changes in his techniques and styles. The additional variable expositions presented in this museum are also concerning Picasso. It can be exhibitions of artists worked with the author.
Picasso’s museum is visited by half-million people per year. Many of them are researchers of the Picasso’s works. In this museum is located the biggest archive of the documents concerning creativity of the artist.
The museum is under construction. Prospective time of opening: February, 2012
- Archive, cafe, cinema hall, shop of souvenirs and books.
- Address: 5 rue de Thorigny, 3e, 75003
- Official site: http://www.musee-picasso.fr/
- Metro station: St Paul, Chemin Vert, Filles du Calvaire