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Picasso's Treasures: A Virtual Trove for Art Aficionados.

Art lovers, rejoice! The Picasso Museum in Paris has swung open the doors to a treasure chest brimming with the artist's work. A brand new online archive offers unprecedented access to thousands of Picasso's creations, many unseen by the public eye until now.

This digital portal isn't just a peek at finished masterpieces; it's a portal into Picasso's creative process. Get lost in a labyrinth of paintings, sculptures, and photographs, each whispering secrets about the artist's inspiration and techniques.

Researchers and artists will find a goldmine of material, while casual art enthusiasts can embark on a captivating journey through Picasso's artistic evolution.

The archive's launch coincides with the upcoming opening of a dedicated study center near the museum, slated for later this year. This physical space will cater to researchers and artists-in-residence, while the online archive flings open the doors to a global audience.

Speaking of doors, get ready to have yours blown wide open by the sheer volume of material available. Brace yourself for 19,000 unseen photographs – a treasure trove waiting to be explored. The archive promises to be a living entity, with an additional 200,000 texts from Picasso's workshops slated for digitization in the coming years.

The 20th century wouldn't be the same without Picasso's indelible mark. As a co-founder of Cubism alongside Georges Braque, he revolutionized the art world. Born in Spain in 1881, he spent most of his life in France, leaving behind a legacy that continues to inspire a century after his death in 1973. Last year, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of his passing with a multitude of exhibitions, but this online archive offers a permanent and accessible way to experience Picasso's genius.

Dive into this treasure trove and let Picasso's art ignite your imagination – a virtual haven for anyone who wants to lose themselves in the brilliance of a master.


Words by AW.

Photo courtesy of Getty Images.


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