Blue and Rose
18 September 2018 - 06 January 2019
The Musée d’Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris are organising an exceptional event dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s blue and rose periods. This exhibition is the first large-scale collaboration between our two museums. It features masterpieces and proposes a new interpretation on the years 1900-1906, a critical period in the artist’s career which to date has not been covered in its entirety by a French museum.

The presentation of this exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay demonstrates the desire to include the young Picasso in his time and reconsider his work under the prism of his belonging to the nineteenth century.

The exhibition will bring together a large number of paintings and drawings with the aim of presenting a comprehensive overview of the artist’s sculptures and engravings between 1900 and 1906.

General curators

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

This exhibition is a joint production by the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

It will also be presented at Fondation Beyeler in Basel from 3 February to 26 May, 2019.

With the generous support of KPMG, ING, Fondation Engie, Linklaters and Nexity


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