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"Give me a museum and I'll fill it."

An advocate of peace, his finger always on the pulse, the inventor of cubism and maker of collages out of everyday materials, Pablo Picasso is one of the key artists of the 20th century. Pablo Picasso – Masterpieces from the National Picasso Museum, Paris

The grand exhibition of Ateneum's autumn season presents this master who reinvented his art time after time with inexhaustible creativity, finding his subject matter under the blazing Spanish sun and in the decadent atmosphere of the backstreet cafés of Paris.

There is an exceptionally wide-ranging selection of Picasso's work on show in Helsinki: paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs, bull fights, doves and lovers, portraits, landscapes and still lifes – some two hundred works in total. These travel to Ateneum from the Musée National Picasso in Paris, its director Anne Baldassari being the exhibition curator. Helsinki is the only Scandinavian city hosting this exhibition.

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Pablo Picasso
Masterpieces from the National Picasso Museum, Paris
Kurator: Anne Baldassari