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Amsterdam exhibition looks at Picasso in Paris

Amsterdam exhibition looks at Picasso in Paris
31 Jan 2011

Art enthusiasts planning to visit Amsterdam this year should not miss the opportunity to see an exhibition focusing on the time that Pablo Picasso spent living and working in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century.

The show will open at the Van Gogh Museum on 18 February and run until 29 May 2011.

When Picasso arrived in Paris in 1900, he was introduced to the cultural centre of the avant-garde and the work of artists such as Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec.

During his time in the city, he created famous works such as Melancholy Woman and Self-portrait with a Palette.

The exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum will explore the Spanish artist's development and evolution into a leading figure in the French avant-garde movement over a seven-year period in Paris.

Following its run in Amsterdam, the show will be transferred to the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, where it will be based from 29 June to 16 October.

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