Crammed with iconic buildings, world-class art and a culinary scene steeped in history, Paris is one of the world’s great capitals, overflowing with style, romance, and art de vivre.
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Picasso Museum, Paris
Paris, Ile-de-France, France|www.museepicassoparis.fr|
Paris’ Picasso Museum is set in the grandiose, Hotel Sale, one of the most extravagant 17th-century mansions in the city.
Inside, over 400 of Pablo Picasso’s artworks are displayed – everything from sculpture and drawings, to collages and paintings (of an estimated 5000 pieces in the museum) – showing just how productive he was.
Unbeknown to many, Picasso was also a great art collector, and his personal collection is displayed on the 2nd floor. It includes works by many of his friends, including Matisse and Braque.
Highlights to look out for include the 1915 Violin sculpture, his 1901 Autoportrait and his 1930 La Crucifixion, each in totally different styles.
Also don’t miss the 1943 Man with a Lamb sculpture. You can still see where Picasso’s thumb or fingers pressed the clay to help keep it upright.
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