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Picasso – Fontainebleau – MoMA

MoMA will be holding an exhibition rediscovering three months of Picasso’s career. Depicting this period in the town of Fontainebleau, through July and September 1921 the artist created line paintings, line drawings, etchings, and pastels from this small town in France. Some of these will be on display since the first time they left his studio.

Organised by Anne Umland she says: “Picasso’s decision to paint, virtually simultaneously, the startlingly different-looking Three Musicians and Three Women at the Spring (which are both in MoMA’s collection) in Fontainebleau during the summer of 1921 continues to disrupt expectations of artistic evolution and stylistic consistency.”

Fifty years have passed since Picasso’s death and this mark on his work highlights the importance of his being. The exhibition will be featuring the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Three Musicians and MoMA’s Three Women at the Spring for the first time since 1921.

Cubist and classical, the display will be held at the museum until 17 February 2024.

Credits: Pablo Picasso. Three Musicians. Fontainebleau, summer 1921. Oil on canvas, 80 1/2 × 74 1/8″ (204.5 × 188.3 cm). The Philadelphia Museum of Art. A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952. © 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Three Musicians