Basel - Exhibition

The Young Picasso: Blue and Rose Periods

Fondation Beyeler

03 Feb 201916 Jun 2019

Fondation Beyeler presents an exhibition devoted to Pablo Picasso’s masterpieces of his early Blue and Rose periods with Picasso’s paintings and sculptures from 1901 to 1906, each one of which is a milestone on the road to recognition as the twentieth century’s paramount artist.

Picasso’s pictures from this period are counted among the most beautiful examples of modern art and are certainly some of the most valuable art works anywhere in the world. At the age of twenty, the aspiring genius Picasso (1881 – 1973) was already engaged in a restless search for new themes and forms of expression. One artistic revolution followed another, in a rapid succession of changing styles and visual worlds. The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler features on the Blue and Rose periods, and thus on a central phase in Picasso’s work. It also sheds fresh light on the emergence, from 1907 onward, of Cubism, as an epochal new movement that was nevertheless rooted in the art of the preceding period.

  • Pablo Picasso,Acrobate et jeune arlequin, 1905, Private collection © Succession Picasso / 2018, ProLitteris, ZurichPablo Picasso,Acrobate et jeune arlequin, 1905, Private collection © Succession Picasso / 2018, ProLitteris, Zurich

Related Artists

Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso in his Vallauris studio, 1954 © 2017 J.Paul Getty Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso

Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Lecture
Admission: Ticket

Lecture by Dr Marilyn McCully: “Picasso’s artistic practice in the Blue and Rose periods”

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Workshop

Open Studio Picasso

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Workshop

Open Studio Picasso

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Workshop

Open Studio Picasso

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Ticket

Thematic tour on Image composition and characteristic style

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Performance
Admission: Ticket

Lydie Auvray Trio

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Lunch
Admission: Ticket

Art disscussion at lunchtime on Arlequin assis au fond rouge, 1905

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Cocktail
Admission: Ticket

Absinthe delights with the Cocktaileers

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Performance
Admission: Ticket

“Le Sage et Le Fou” – Tarek Halaby and Simon Thierrée

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Workshop

Open Studio Picasso

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Workshop

Open Studio Picasso

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Workshop

Open Studio Picasso

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Workshop
Admission: Ticket

Picasso Family Day

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Guided Tour
Admission: Ticket

Thematic tour on Colour weighting and depth

Destination: Basel
Where: Fondation Beyeler
Type: Lunch
Admission: Ticket

Art discussion at lunchtime on Femme nue assise, les jambes croisées, 1906

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, tue, thu, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

ADMISSION:
Ticket

ESTABLISHED:
1997

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Keller Sam


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