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Discover Picasso's Magic Paintings

Discover Picasso's Magic Paintings

Categories : Exhibitions and Museums, published on : 9/1/19

Ideally located in Paris, the Hotel Marais Bastille enjoys a proximity to the Picasso Museum. An exhibition dedicated to the artist’s famous Magic Paintings will be held at the museum from October 1st, 2019 to February 23rd, 2020. While enjoying your stay at our hotel, why not take the opportunity to marvel at these masterpieces?


The Magic Paintings gathered at the Picasso Museum

During the summer of 1926, Pablo Picasso began to create strange figures on his canvases. He continued to experiment with shapes and colours until the spring of 1930. The cohesive collection that resulted from this intense period is referred to as the Magic Paintings, so named by the art critic Christian Zervos in 1938. These Magic Paintings can be viewed as sharing some characteristics and anticipating the power of the Spanish artist’s masterful Guernica of a decade later.

Over the years, Picasso’s Magic Paintings have found homes all over the world, infusing a unique touch of surrealism to the places where they are displayed. The team of the Picasso Museum has managed to gather together many of these works, which can thus be viewed in the same location for nearly 5 months. Displayed side by side, the paintings will once again be seen in their proper creative context, automatically resuming their meaning and enfolding you in a universe where each work can interpreted in accordance with your imagination.


Choose your visiting time

The Picasso Museum opens its doors from 10:30 to 18:00 from Tuesday to Friday and from 09:30 to 18:00 on weekends and holidays. If your stay at the Hotel Marais Bastille is planned during the school holidays in zone C, you can schedule a visit from Tuesday to Sunday between 09:30 and 18:00. Please note that the last admission is at 17:15 and the museum is closed every Monday of the year.


An easily accessible exhibition

The museum is located just a 12-minute walk from the Hotel Marais Bastille. Please feel free to ask our team for advice on the best ways to get there in terms of speed, ease of access or things to see on the way. Remember to book your tickets in advance to avoid the queues.


Not only Magic Paintings!

The magic of the paintings in this collection extends to the Librairie-Boutique, the museum bookshop, where you can plunge into the atelier of the great Pablo Picasso. Part shop and part gallery, this eclectic space is full of fascinating items. Sketchbooks, books that tell of the artist’s life, artistic objects... the shop is a wonderful place to browse. If you visit with your family, your children are sure to appreciate the items designed to awaken their artistic sense. The Librairie-Boutique shares the same opening hours as the Museum and is well worth a look following your visit to the Picasso; Magic Paintings exhibition.



More information:

- Musée Picasso

Hotel Marais Bastille, a 3-star hotel a few steps from Place de la Bastille