LAST DAY today of the highly praised exhibition "The Young PICASSO - Blue and Rose Periods", which is the second most popular exhibition in the history of the Fondation Beyeler.
Make sure not to miss this cultural highlight. Today the museum is open until 7 p.m.
In the name of today’s Swiss women’s strike we would like to honor Hildy Beyeler our founder with an anecdote we found in an article in @basler_zeitung_baz from 1991. "He (Picasso) asked who I was. 'I am only Mrs Beyeler,' I said. He took me by the hand and let me into the house. Bey couldn’t believe his eyes." When they visited Picasso the first time, she had to wait in front of the house. Ernst Beyeler did not introduce her either because it wasn’t something one did with the wives of the gallery owners in those days. But during that visit she was allowed to choose one of the paintings, which was a rare privilege for anyone those days as Picasso’s works were so high in demand.
@artbasel has opened its doors to the public. We invite you to visit our booth with a work by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Francisco Goya. The painting by Goya is a sneak preview to the big show we are organising for summer 2020.
Art Basel Booth H1
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Events at the museum:
Friday 5 p.m.: The artist Rirkrit Tiravanija in conversation with @hansulrichobrist
Saturday, 4.30 p.m.: sun.set with Jamie Jones
«The Young PICASSO - Blue and Rose Periods» until Sunday, June 16
«Rudolf Stingel» until October 6
«Louise Bourgeois - Insomnia Drawings» until September 2019
"... it taught me the why not factor." Pablo Picasso's grandson Olivier Wiedmaier Picasso visited us and talked to curator Raphaël Bouvier about his relationship to his grandfather's work and legacy.
The exhibiton ends this Sunday, June 16. Make sure not to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see these early masterworks in one place. #BeyelerPicasso#FondationBeyeler
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5 days left to see "The Young PICASSO - Blue and Rose Periods", which ends this Sunday June 16. Make sure not to miss the cultural highlight of 2019!
For the next days are featuring photos from our visitors from the exhibition. For a chance to get featured, add the Hashtag #BeyelerPicasso to your post. Today's feature is from @banditbloggers
Last Days "The Young PICASSO – Blue and Rose Periods". Make sure not to miss the cultural highlight of the year.
This exhibition, the most ambitious ever staged by the Fondation Beyeler, is devoted to the paintings and sculptures of the young Pablo Picasso from the so-called Blue and Rose periods, between 1901 and 1906. For the first time in Europe, the masterpieces of these crucial years, every one of them a milestone on Picasso’s path to preeminence as the twentieth century’s most famous artist, are presented together, in a concentration and quality that are unparalleled. Picasso’s pictures from this phase of creative ferment are some of the finest and most emotionally compelling examples of modern painting, and are counted among the most valuable and sought-after works in the entire history of art. It is unlikely that they will be seen again in such a selection in a single place. #BeyelerPicasso#FondationBeyeler
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Tomorrow we are expecting the 300'000th visitor to the exhibition "The Young PICASSO - Blue and Rose Periods". The lucky ones who will come through the door as the 300'000th person will win a weekend trip to Barcelona for two. So if you haven't seen the exhibition yet, this is your chance to not only see these incredible works all in one place but also a chance to win a trip to the city Pablo Picasso grew up and developed his early career.
Last days of the exhibition "The Young PICASSO - Blue and Rose Periods". It ends on June 16. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all these early masterpieces together. Make sure not to miss it. #PicassoMasterpiece : "Acrobate et jeune arlequin" is among Picasso’s most impressive pictures from the world of the circus. Two performers of delicate appearance sit in front of a tattered looking blue backdrop. On the left is an androgynous boy in Harlequin costume with a chalk-white face, gazing to the right, towards the young man in acrobat’s clothing. The latter is depicted with arms clasped and eyes closed. At the transition point between the worlds of blue and pink, both the space and the figures seem to be in a state of transformation. Can the diamond pattern of the Harlequin’s costume and the geometric shape of the acrobat’s arms be seen as anticipating a ‘Cubification’ of the body? As the first-ever museum purchase of a work by Picasso, "Acrobate et jeune arlequin" was acquired for the municipal museum in Elberfeld near Wuppertal in 1911; today it is privately owned. #BeyelerPicasso#FondationBeyeler
8 days to go until the exhibition "The Young PICASSO - Blue and Rose Periods" closes. The exhibition closes on Sunday June 16.
In "La Vie", the allegorical masterpiece of the Blue Period, Picasso brings together existential themes such as death, suffering and love in a complexity suffused with melancholy. When the then twenty-one-year-old artist began with the preparatory drawings for this monumental painting in Barcelona in May 1903, he had already been painting primarily blue pictures for over two years. Although Picasso had originally planned the work as a self-portrait, his deceased friend Carles Casagemas appears here once again (and for the final time). Accompanied by a naked woman who nestles against his body, he stands in the left half of the picture, wearing only a white loincloth. He points his index finger at a clad woman, who carries an infant swaddled in a cloth. Appearing in the background as pictures within a picture are further figures, cowering. They lend the work an additional symbolic and enigmatic dimension.
For the next days are featuring photos from our visitors from the exhibition. For a chance to get featured, add the Hashtag #BeyelerPicasso to your post. Today's feature is from @janneeees
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9 days left to see "The Young PICASSO - Blue and Rose Periods" - the cultural highlight of 2019. The exhibition closes on Sunday June 16. At the end of this exhibition we show works from our collection in one gallery, which show the development of his work into cubism. Here "Femme (Époque des "Demoiselles d'Avignon")" from 1907, one of the key works from our collection.
For the next days are featuring photos from our visitors from the exhibition. For a chance to get featured, add the Hashtag #BeyelerPicasso to your post. Today's feature is from @monsieurmartial
10 days left to see "The Young PICASSO - Blue and Rose Periods" - the cultural highlight of 2019. The exhibition closes on Sunday June 16. Don't miss the opportunity to see these masterworks from the early period, when Picasso was only 20 years old.
For the next days we will be featuring photos from our visitors. For a chance to get featured, add the Hashtag #BeyelerPicasso to your post.
Today's feature is from @caroline_minjolle