Pablo Picasso is arguably one of the most famous artists of all time who came to live and work on the Cote d’Azur from his native Spain as an adult.
Recognised alongside Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp as one of three artists who defined the major revolutionary developments in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics in the beginning of the 20th century, Picasso’s talents are undisputed.
And any trip to the French Riviera, along the coast from our La Costa Properties Monaco office, offers up a multitude of possibilities to go and see Picasso’s work.
Take the Picasso Museum in Antibes, for example. Here you will discover more than 65 paintings and drawings given to the museum by the artist, which are now hung in the former Grimaldi chateau standing majestically in front of the sea. There is also Mougin’s Musée de la Photographie, a museum dedicated to Picasso who lived in Mougins during the final 12 years of his life, dying there in 1973.
Art lovers this summer can also benefit from a Monaco-based exhibition being held in the Principality a stone’s throw from our portfolio of apartments for sale in Monaco.
The exhibition entitled Monaco Fête Picasso – or Monaco Celebrates Picasso – has recently opened at the Grimaldi Forum, within walking distance of our La Costa Properties Monaco office in the heart of the Principality.
Organised in tribute to the 40th anniversary of his death, the exhibition aims to offer an original insight into his exceptional talent through a selection of works from a private collection.
There are two parts to the exhibition: the first is ‘Picasso and the Cote d’Azur’, in which visitors are transported to areas along the French Riviera where Picasso sought inspiration such as Antibes and Mougins.
Meanwhile, the second highlights masterpieces by the artist that form a major share of a private collection assembled by Ezra and David Nahmad over the past 50 years.
While the exhibitions in Antibes and Mougins are permanent all year round, the Monaco Fête Picasso will run from July 12 until September 15 at the Espace Ravel in the Grimaldi Forum.