Exhibition - Picasso's music

Pablo Picasso - 1962 - photo domaine public
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Opening of the Picasso Exhibition at the Philharmonie de Paris dedicated to a representation of his music, real or imaginary instruments in his paintings, sculptures. In partnership with the National Museum Picasso-Paris, admire about two hundred of his works on loan from both private and public collections.

Three themes: corpus, musical environment, instruments.

The creations by Picasso are structured by music, sound, singing, poetry… We invite you to study the works of art and lesser-known works on this relation to music through several of his artworks (La flûte de Pan, Les Saltimbanques, Violon and feuille de musique, Bacchanale...) paint or ceramics, sculptures.

Piscasso focused on popular music, the ritual aspect and soundscape of shows such as the circus, fanfare… In this part of the exhibition you will explore the culture and musical environments of Picasso. You will also learn about the many friendships made with great musicians (Satie, Stravinski, Falla, Milhaud,…) with whom he worked.

The Cubist adventure introduced Pablo Picasso to many musical instruments:  mandolin, violin, guitar, flute, clarinet,…  The hollow space of string instruments gave him the opportunity to foster  an approach to volume and drawing. You can also appreciate twenty musical instruments exhibited for the first time.

Curator: Cécile Godefroy

Accommodation at Villette – Philharmonie de Paris

Consult our many lists about hotels near Parc de la Villette in the 19th district of Paris.

Why not book an aparthotel – studio or family.

This summer, discover boats on the canal de l’Ourcq at la Villette week-ends only for this 12th edtion of summer Ete du canal. Musical cruises, brunches are organized in July and August.

Contact Exhibition - Picasso's music

Philharmonie de Paris
221 avenue Jean Jaurès

75019 PARIS
48.8893059 , 2.3938068999999587
tel tel : 01 44 84 44 84
Getting there Getting there
Vélib' : 19017 - PARC DE LA VILLETTE
Vélib' : 19018 - CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE
Vélib' : 19019 - PETIT HONNEGER
Vélib' : 19034 - PANTIN
Vélib' : 19043 - PETITS PONTS
Vélib' : 19046 - PORTE DE PANTIN
Bus : 75, 151, Porte de pantin
Metro : Ligne 5, Porte de Pantin
Bus : N13, N41, N45, N140
Tram : T3b, Porte de Pantin
Vélib' : 19018 - CITÉ DE LA MUSIQUE (10m)
Vélib' : 19046 - PORTE DE PANTIN (11m)
Vélib' : 19017 - PARC DE LA VILLETTE (23m)
Vélib' : 19034 - PANTIN (31m)
Vélib' : 19019 - PETIT HONNEGER (32m)
Philharmonie de Paris, 221 avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 PARIS
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