Picasso Museum - Olga Picasso

Olga Khokhlova was born to a colonel in 1891, in Nijin, a Ukrainian town located within the Russian Empire. In 1912, she entered the prestigious and innovative Russian Ballet directed by Serge Diaghilev. It was in Rome, spring 1917, where she met Pablo Picasso while he was producing, at the invitation of Jean Cocteau, the decorations and costumes of the ballet Parade (music by Erik Satie, theme by Jean Cocteau, choreography by Léonide Massine). On July 12, 1918, the couple married in an Orthodox Church on rue Daru, with Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, and Guillaume Apollinaire as witnesses. The exhibition revisits the years Picasso and Olga shared. It attempts to understand the execution of Picasso’s major artworks by recreating his artistic production filtered through a social and political history.
Through a rich selection of paintings, drawings, written and photographic archives, the exhibition will extend to two museum floors comprising around 760 m².
The exhibition will be on view until September 3, 2017

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