Museum of Pablo Picasso – level 3

31-10-2014 15:00

Pablo Picasso once boasted,”Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.” And the artist’s words have certainly proved true, as a museum filled with his work re-opened in Paris.

But the renovation of this exhibition has certainly not been a painter’s dream with repeated delays, infighting and controversy leaving fans waiting five years to see one of the world’s largest collections of this influential artist’s work.

The museum finally opened its doors to the public on 25th of October, the birthday of Picasso, who was born in 1881 in Spain but spent most of his adult life in France before his death in 1973.

The museum’s situated in a 17th-century mansion and houses more than 5000 of the artist’s paintings, sculptures and prints, as well as his personal archives.

The renovation, which cost about 52 million euros has tripled the size of the exhibition space over five floors, making it more accessible to the expected one million visitors per year.

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