The Pi­casso Fam­ily

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Olga Khokhlova mar­ried Pablo Pi­casso in Paris in 1918 and would be the artist’s model dur­ing what is re­garded as his clas­si­cal pe­riod. Af­ter the birth of their first child, Paulo dit Paul, she would become the in­spi­ra­tion for nu­mer­ous scenes painted by Pi­casso de­pict­ing ma­ter­nity and moth­er­hood. The fam­ily scenes and por­traits of the son as a young boy at­test to an at­mos­phere of serene hap­pi­ness and demon­strate in­flu­ences from An­tiq­uity and the Re­nais­sance. Show­ing at the Musée Pi­casso an ex­hi­bi­tion has been put to­gether putting into per­spec­tive the cou­ple’s years to­gether through a rich se­lec­tion of some 350 works as well as ar­chives and pho­to­graphs. The works in­spired by Olga mark the artist’s turn to fig­u­ra­tive paint­ing and she is of­ten de­picted as melan­cholic, sit­ting, read­ing or writ­ing. The cou­ple sep­a­rated in 1935 but re­mained of­fi­cially mar­ried un­til Olga’s death in 1955. Through to Septem­ber 3 5 rue de Thorigny (3rd), 01 85 56 00 36

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