Picasso Exhibit Arrives In Toronto

The Huffington Post Canada  |  By Posted: 04/25/2012 1:44 pm Updated: 04/25/2012 1:54 pm

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Pablo Picasso is going to have his work showcased at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Over 150 masterpieces by Pablo Picasso will be displayed at the Art Gallery Of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto.

For the first time since 1964, works from Picasso's private collections will be displayed for the public at the AGO beginning May 1 and running through August 26. These works are on loan from the Musée National Picasso in Paris, France.

Born in Spain on October 25, 1881, Picasso was taking art lessons from his father, an art teacher, by the time he was seven years old. He demonstrated his genious early and became an internationally renowned artist.

It's been over 45 years since a Picasso show of this magnitude has been in Canada. In 1964 an exhibition called “Picasso and Man” was opened for five weeks and drew more than 106,000 people.

To see a handful pieces that will be displayed in Toronto, click on the gallery below.

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  • Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born Oct. 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. Art was Picasso's destiny.By age 30 he had taken Paris - the centre of the art world - by storm.

  • Art Gallery Of Ontario

    From May 1 until August 26, 2012 Picasso's masterpieces will be showcased at the Art Gallery Of Ontario in Toronto, Canada. This exhibition offers a rare perspective on the life and work of this iconic artist: his own. It features works from Picasso's private collection, now in the holdings of the Musée National Picasso in Paris. Over a career of more than seventy years, these are the works he kept with the intent of shaping his own artistic legacy.

  • Deux femmes

    Pieces of art from Picasso's personal collection are being showcased in Toronto. Including: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Deux femmes courant sur la plage (La Course) (Two Women Running on the Beach [The Race]), 1922 Gouache on plywood 32.5 x 41.1 cm Pablo Picasso gift-in-lieu, 1979, MP78 Musée National Picasso, Paris © Picasso Estate SODRAC (2012) © RMN/Jean-Gilles Berizzi

  • Femme à l'oreiller

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Femme à l'oreiller (Woman on a Pillow), 1969 Oil on Canvas 194 x 130 cm Gifted to the French State by Jacqueline Picasso, 1990, MP 1990-35 Musée National Picasso, Paris © Picasso Estate SODRAC (2012) © RMN/Jean-Gilles Berizzi

  • Figures au bord de la mer

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Figures au bord de la mer (Figures on the Seashore), 1931 Oil on canvas 130 x 195 cm Pablo Picasso gift-in-lieu, 1979, MP131 Musée National Picasso, Paris © Picasso Estate SODRAC (2012) © RMN/René-Gabriel Ojéda

  • Grande Nature morte au guéridon

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Grande Nature morte au guéridon (Large Still Life with a Pedestal Table), 1931 Oil on canvas 195 x 130.5 cm Pablo Picasso gift-in-lieu, 1979, MP134 Musée National Picasso, Paris © Picasso Estate SODRAC (2012) © RMN/René-Gabriel Ojéda

  • La Célestine (La Femme à la taie) (Celestina), 1904

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) La Célestine (La Femme à la taie) (Celestina), 1904 Oil on canvas 74.5 x 58.5 cm Fredrik Roos gift, 1989, MP1989-5 Musée National Picasso, Paris © Picasso Estate SODRAC (2012) © RMN/ Rights reserved

  • La Femme qui pleure (Weeping Woman), 1937

    Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) La Femme qui pleure (Weeping Woman), 1937 Oil on canvas 55.3 x 46.3 cm Pablo Picasso gift-in-lieu, 1979, MP165 Musée National Picasso,Paris © Picasso Estate SODRAC (2012) © RMN/ Jean-Gilles Berizzi

  • Pablo Picasso Paintings

    www.artinthepicture.com for more Picasso paintings. Some of Picasso's paintings in chronological order.

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