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Picasso Primitif

From 28 March to 23 July 2017.
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Picasso Primitif
Picasso Primitif
Daily except Mondays from 11am to 7pm (closes at 6pm) . Open until 9pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday (closes at 8pm). Closed on December 25th and May 1st Museum's Garden opening times : from 9.15am to 7.30pm from Tuesday to Sunday and from 9.15am to 9.15 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac is presenting the exhibition ‘Picasso Primitif’ from 28 March to 23 July 2017.

Curated by Yves Le Fur – Director of the Department of Heritage and Collections at the Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and specialist in the arts premiers –, the exhibition offers a resolutely new insight into the work of Picasso, not by searching for evidence of inspiration, as has sometimes been the case in the past, but by taking into account the creative environment of the artist, then by comparing his works with those of artists of the ‘primitive’ arts.

The layout of the exhibition in two sections
1. Chronology. Picasso and the ‘primitive’ arts 1900 - 1973.

A veritable chronological survey, this first part of the exhibition traces the contacts that Picasso had with the so called ‘primitive’ arts, what he saw and the collectors and dealers that he frequented, and the links with his own artworks. It features a vast array of documents – catalogues, letters, photographs – but also several works and items that belonged to him, or that attracted his attention during visits to museums, exhibitions or galleries.

2. Face to face

The second part of the exhibition draws a parallel between the works of Picasso and the works of primitive artists through three themes: archetypesmetamorphosis and the id. Through these universal themes Picasso responded with converging or parallel artistic solutions to those of primitive artists.

Face to face > the id
Although Picasso is generally associated with themes of form, as for example his link to Cubism, this last section underlines the importance of urges and instinct in his art and its influences. Divided into six sections – ‘Regards’; ‘Faire face’; ‘Le visage à l’épreuve de la défiguration’, ‘le monstre’; ‘les baisers’, ‘la bouche’; ‘le sexe’; ‘le ça’ –, it develops disfigurement, destruction, multiple appearances of the mask, ambivalent hybrid figures.

Prices
Combined ticket 12€
This ticket gets you admission to the exhibition Picasso Primitif and the permanent exhibitions : €12
Ticket for a single entry, valid for one month from the date booked.

Free admission
- Admission to Museum is free for the following visitor categories (valid ID or proof of entitlement required):
Under 18
18-25 year olds resident in the European Union
- Access to museum is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month.The ticket for quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Museum is included in Paris Passlib' and also in Paris Museum Pass !

Times

Daily except Mondays from 11am to 7pm (closes at 6pm) .
Open until 9pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday (closes at 8pm).

Closed on December 25th and May 1st

Museum's Garden opening times : from 9.15am to 7.30pm from Tuesday to Sunday and from 9.15am to 9.15 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Duration Duration : Valid for one entry

Highlights

- Admission to the garden gallerie and the exhibition ‘Picasso Primitif’

- An unusual museum with unique architecture

- An exploration of the civilizations of 4 continents: Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania

  • Paris passlib'
  • Skip-the-line ticket

Access

quai Branly Museum - Jacques Chirac
37, quai Branly
75007 Paris

Métro - Alma-Marceau or Iéna (line 9)

RER C - Pont de l'Alma

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