The Music of Picasso at the Paris Philharmonic until 3rd January 2021

This new exhibition at the Paris Philharmonic, organised in collaboration with the Paris Picasso Museum, explores the music dimension of Picasso’s work, the musicians present in his paintings, his collaboration with the Russian ballet, his love of flamenco…

Picasso was a steadfast lover of traditional music – not just the music itself but also the atmosphere of shows (corridas, the circus…), the costumes anf even the form of the instruments (that he would transform in his cubist paintings).

The painter was also friends with famous composers including Satie and Stravinski – music really was an important part of his life. The exhibitions explores these influences, showing not just his paintings but also costumes and accessories proving how close Picasso’s world was to that of musical performance, and for the first time around twenty instruments to compare with their painted counterparts.

The Music of Picasso at the Paris Philharmonic until 3rd January 2021
© Succession Picasso
The Music of Picasso at the Paris Philharmonic until 3rd January 2021
© bpk / Nationalgalerie, SMB, Museum Berggruen / Jens Ziehe © Succession Picasso 2020

A catalogue of the exhibition is also available (312 pages, 45€ here at amazon.fr).

Exposition Les Musiques de Picasso à la Philharmonie de Paris jusqu'au 3 janvier 2021

The Les Musiques de Picasso is at the Paris Philharmonic (here) until 3rd January 2021

Close Mondays. Open Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-6pm and from 11am-8pm from Friday-Sunday

During the French school holidays, open Tuesday-Thursday from 10am-7pm and 10am-8pm Friday-Sunday

Admission: 12€ / 10€ (also gives access to the permanent collection). Online booking here

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