Picasso tickets go on sale at AGO
Tickets are on sale for what the Art Gallery of Ontario says is the first exhibition in Canada to focus on Pablo Picasso’s “Blue Period.” The spotlight in “Picasso: Painting the Blue Period” is on the years 1901 to 1904, when the now famous Spanish artist was a fledgling painter in his late teens and early 20s, moving back and forth between Paris and Barcelona.
According to a news release, the exhibition will show “how Picasso’s multi-layered responses to the social and political events around him resulted in spellbinding works that to this day force audiences to grapple with uncomfortable issues such as poverty, labour unrest, gender inequality and war.”
The show, which features more than 100 works from 15 countries, also highlights new scientific and art historical research undertaken by the AGO and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., on three Blue Period paintings: “The Blue Room,” “Crouching Beggarwoman” and “The Soup.”
It opens Oct. 6 to members and to single ticket holders Oct. 26. Single tickets go on sale Wednesday at ago.ca.