Aug 30, 2012

Picasso AGO

Having read a Picasso biography during my recent year abroad, I began to understand the passion and pain that filled both his life and his works. As I learned more about the artist, the more I longed to get up close and personal with his collection of masterpieces.

Needless to say, I was devastated to discover that the Museé National Picasso in Paris was closed for renovations until 2013.

Imagine my excitement when I discovered that upon my return home, I would be able to catch the end of a special Picasso exhibit being held at the AGO in Toronto.

And to my surprise, the touring exhibit was fantastic! The collection was not only comprised of his more famous works, but also of older and more rare pieces that I was better able to appreciate after having read the book; particularly the large collection of portraits depicting his many wives, mistresses, and muses!

Although I wasn't able to explore as many Picasso's as I would have liked while in Paris, I still had fun exploring his old addresses and local hangouts.