Blue and Rose periods of Pablo Picasso

At the age of just twenty, Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was already engaged in a search for new themes and forms of expression. One artistic revolution followed another, in a rapid succession of changing styles and visual worlds. The forthcoming exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler places the focus on the Blue and Rose periods (1901-1906), and on a central phase in Picasso’s work. It also sheds fresh light on the emergence, from 1907 onward, of Cubism, as an epochal new movement that was nevertheless rooted in the art of the preceding period.