gertrude and picasso

Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso – an exhibition.

Would you like to learn more about the relationship between Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso? They were born in two very different places, but their paths crossed in Paris.

Gertrude Stein, born on February 3, 1874, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, was an influential American writer and art collector. She became a central figure in the artistic and literary scene of 20th-century Paris, hosting a famous salon that attracted notable figures like Picasso and Hemingway. Stein’s experimental writing style is best seen in works like “Three Lives” (1909) and “Tender Buttons,” known for its abstract language. She played a key role in shaping modernist literature and passed away on July 27, 1946, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.

Pablo Picasso, born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain, was a revolutionary Spanish painter and sculptor. A co-founder of Cubism, he radically transformed art in the 20th century. Picasso’s works include masterpieces like “Guernica,” reflecting the horrors of war. His art evolved through various phases, from the Blue Period to the Rose Period, showcasing his versatile talent. Picasso spent much of his life in France and became a key figure in the Parisian art scene. He passed away on April 8, 1973, leaving an enduring legacy as one of the most influential artists of the modern era.

This exhibition isn’t only about Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso, it will also bring attention to other key figures from the same period.

Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso

Location: Musée de Luxembourg
Dates: September 13, 2023 – January 28, 2024

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Sep 13 2023 - Jan 28 2024


All Day


Musée de Luxembourg
Musée de Luxembourg
19 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
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