Housed in a seventeenth century mansion in the Marais it contains the world’s largest public collection of works by Pablo Picasso. After innumerable delays and cost-overruns the museum has finally reopened, however, it is not easy to navigate.
The Grand Tour of the Picasso Museum with Deanna Mc Millen
Housed in a seventeenth century mansion in the Marais it contains the world’s largest public collection of works by Pablo Picasso.
After innumerable delays and cost-overruns the museum has finally reopened, however, it is not easy to navigate.
Deanna has visited many times and has created a program that will simplify your life and enrich your understanding of the man and the artist.
Following a chronological circuit the tour will trace the artist’s career from its debut in 1895 until the final works of the 1970s. Some of the highlights of the paintings,sculptures drawings, collages and constructions you will see include: Self-Portrait from the Blue Period, Still Life with Chair Caning, the first collage in modern art, from the Synthetic Cubism Period, Portrait of Olga from the Return To Order Period and Bust of a Woman from the Surrealist Period.
Deanna is an American art historian originally from San Diego, California. Her initial reason for coming to Paris was to study French. However, her fascination with the city, its history and art made her choose to stay on and to enroll at the prestigious Ecole du Louvre. After four years of study, she obtained a degree in art history with honors with a specialization in French seventeenth century painting. She then went on to use her skills in art history and to gain experience by setting up a program of classes in Parisian museums for study abroad students from American universities. The Louvre and Orsay museums were an important part of the curriculum which ran for fifteen years. Today, Deanna loves sharing her passion for art and Paris with visitors and students by leading private tours. When she’s not out exploring the Parisian art world and finding subjects to photograph, she studies Italian and takes ballet classes.
1-2 persons 250 euros
3-4 persons 375 euros