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Picasso and dance

Exhibition at the Palais Garnier — By Octave

Until 16 September, the Paris Opera and the Bibliothèque nationale de France present an exhibition devoted to Picasso's relationship with dance. His involvement in the world of ballet is well-known, in particular through his participation in certain productions by the Ballets Russes such as Parade, Le Tricorne and Pulcinella for which he designed costumes, sets and stage curtains. But the exhibition also explores the way Picasso captures and restores dance movement through his work in general, focusing on four themes dear to the artist: circus, mythology, bullfighting and eroticism. A final section questions the place of dance in Picasso's life by revealing a number of photos of the painter dancing.

A photographic overview of some of the 130 works, costumes, photographs, sketches and prints ... on show at the Palais Garnier.

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