Musée d’Orsay


Blue and Rose

Curator: Laurent Le Bon, Claire Bernardi, Stéphanie Molins, Emilia Philippot

The Musée d’Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris are organising an exceptional event dedicated to Pablo Picasso’s blue and rose periods. This exhibition is the first large-scale collaboration between our two museums. It features masterpieces and proposes a new interpretation on the years 1900-1906, a critical period in the artist’s career which to date has not been covered in its entirety by a French museum.

The presentation of this exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay demonstrates the desire to include the young Picasso in his time and reconsider his work under the prism of his belonging to the nineteenth century.

The exhibition will bring together a large number of paintings and drawings with the aim of presenting a comprehensive overview of the artist’s sculptures and engravings between 1900 and 1906.

This exhibition is a joint production by the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée national Picasso-Paris.
It will also be presented at Fondation Beyeler in Basel from 3 February to 26 May, 2019.

Musée d'Orsay     Fondation Beyeler

From 18 September 2018 to 6 January 2019
Image for Picasso
Artwork(s) loaned
  • Bust of a woman

    Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881—1973)

    Bust of a woman 23 May 1903
    Pen and ink on paper