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Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris represents every period of Picasso’s long career and almost every medium to which he turned his hand. In this series of podcasts, we look closely at 12 artworks from the exhibition which cover the length of his endlessly inventive career.

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© Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2014

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  • 1

    Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris

    Introduction

    Introduction

    Photo by Gjon Mili/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

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  • 2

    Pablo Picasso

    Le fou (The jester) 1905

    Le fou (The jester) 1905

    bronze 41.5 x 37 x 22.8 cm Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP 231 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Beatrice Hatala © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 3

    Pablo Picasso

    Autoportrait (Self-portrait) 1906

    Autoportrait (Self-portrait) 1906

    oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP8 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Rene-Gabriel Ojeda © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 4

    Pablo Picasso

    Trois figures sous un arbre (Three figures under a tree) 1907-08

    Trois figures sous un arbre (Three figures under a tree) 1907-08

    oil on canvas, 99 x 99 cm Gift of McCarthy Cooper, 1986, MP1986-2 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Rene-Gabriel Ojeda © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 5

    Pablo Picasso

    Violon (Violin) 1915

    Violon (Violin) 1915

    cut, bent, and painted sheet metal and wire, 100 x 63.7 x 18 cm Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP255 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Beatrice Hatala © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 6

    Pablo Picasso

    Portrait d'Olga dans un fauteuil (Portrait of Olga in an armchair) 1918

    Portrait d'Olga dans un fauteuil (Portrait of Olga in an armchair) 1918

    oil on canvas, 130 x 88.8 cm Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP55 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Rene-Gabriel Ojeda © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 7

    Pablo Picasso

    Deux femmes courant sur la plage (La course) (Two women running on the beach (The race)) 1922

    Deux femmes courant sur la plage (La course) (Two women running on the beach (The race)) 1922

    gouache on plywood 32.5 x 41.1 cm Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP78 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/ Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 8

    Pablo Picasso

    Portrait de Dora Maar (Portrait of Dora Maar) 1937

    Portrait de Dora Maar (Portrait of Dora Maar) 1937

    oil on canvas, 92 x 65 cm Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP158 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 9

    Pablo Picasso

    La chèvre (The goat) 1950

    La chèvre (The goat) 1950

    bronze, 120.5 x 72 x 144 cm Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP340 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Beatrice Hatala © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 10

    Pablo Picasso

    Jacqueline aux mains croisées (Jacqueline with crossed hands) 1954

    Jacqueline aux mains croisées (Jacqueline with crossed hands) 1954

    oil on canvas, 116 x 88.5 cm Jacqueline Picasso Bequest, 1990, MP1990-26 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 11

    Pablo Picasso

    L'atelier de La Californie (The studio of La Californie) 1956

    L'atelier de La Californie (The studio of La Californie) 1956

    oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP211 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 12

    Pablo Picasso

    Les baigneurs (The bathers) 1956

    Les baigneurs (The bathers) 1956

    bronze, various dimensions Pablo Picasso Bequest, 1979, MP352–357 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/ Thierry Le Mage © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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  • 13

    Pablo Picasso

    Le jeune peintre (The young painter) 1972

    Le jeune peintre (The young painter) 1972

    oil on canvas, 91 x 72.5 cm Pablo Picasso gift in lieu, 1979, MP 228 © Succession Picasso, 2011/Licensed by Viscopy, 2011 © Paris, Reunion des Musees Nationaux/ Jean-Gilles Berizzi © Musee National Picasso, Paris

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