Mounted in Palazzo Reale, in the heart of the state capital of Lombardy, a spectacular exhibition dedicated to one of the most famous artists of the world, Pablo Picasso, takes place from the 20th of September 2012 until the 6th of January 2013.

The incomparable artist, known all over the world, was born in Malaga, Spain, in 1881. His father José Ruiz was a skilled painter, and even as a child the little Pablo showed passion and talent for drawing, like the father. Picasso lived the first ten years of his life in Malaga; then he moved in La Coruña until he was 14 and finally he stayed in Barcelona until he was 24. At the end, Picasso moved to France and he settled there until his death in 1973.

The city in which he spent the rest of his life was Paris, the capital of France. There Picasso faced some difficult moments from an economic aspect but could also made a lot of precious friends and could be influenced by French trends, landscapes and atmosphere.


Picasso’s work is often categorized into periods. They are called the “Blue Period” (1901–1904), the “ Pink Period” (1905–1907), the “African-influenced period” (1908-1909), the “Analytic Cubism” (1909–1912), and the “Synthetic Cubism” (1912–1919).

The blue period consists in dark paints, realized in cold tones like blue and turquoise. Only sometimes Picasso uses bright tones in order to brighten his works. For this reason these works are called monochromatic paints. The represented human beings are mostly socially excluded and exploited people and lonely creatures which symbolize the need of introspection.

The next period is the so called pink period: in contrast with the previous period, Picasso uses warmer tones like pink and orange. However, subjects remain characterized by melancholy.

At the begin of the 20th century, Picasso crosses a period in which he is influenced by African art. His works in fact have as protagonists typical African crafts. Eventually Picasso comes to the style for which he’s best known, that is the cubism. In the phase of analytic cubism Picasso reproduces still lives and some portraits. Instead, during synthetic cubism the painter uses the three primary colors ( red, blue and yellow), playing with joints and contrasting forms.


Picasso’s works exposed in Palazzo Reale are more than 200, some of which have never left the Museum of Picasso in Paris. The exhibition is thought as a chronological excursus of the artist’s whole production, from the beginnings ‘til the last works produced. Furthermore, the techniques and the expressive means with which Picasso experimented during his long career are compared.

This great exhibition offers the only opportunity to cross all the complex and boundless picassian production and to comprehend how the artist leaves the 19th century to enter in the 20th, that is a century of great changes and of two world wars that will perturb the planet.

The only paint that lacks is the famous Guernica, paint that Picasso realized after the bombing of the homonymous city during the Spanish Civil War. Because of its imposing dimensions, the paint never leaves its seat of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, in the heart of Madrid. The paint in fact measures 3 meters and 49 centimeters in height and 7 meters and 76 centimeters in length.


The begin of the exhibition is on Thursday the 20th of September 2012. The works will remain on display in Palazzo Reale for 3 months, until Epiphany, the 6th of January 2013.

The exhibition is open every day. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.30am until 7.30pm, instead Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am until 11.30pm.

The cost of the ticket is 9,00 €; the reduced ticket costs instead 7,50 €. There is the possibility to buy a special reduced ticket at 4,50 € for school groups, volunteers of Civil Service, ATM employees and ATM annual subscribers. Children until 6 years are free. For further information please consult the site http://www.mostrapicasso.it/informazioni/ .

Visit the official website of the exhibition: www.mostrapicasso.it .


If you wish to come to Milan to visit this exclusive and unique exhibition, you can stay at Enterprise Hotel.

Enterprise Hotel is in Corso Sempione, very close to the old town centre; the Duomo and Palazzo Reale are in fact easily reachable with public transportation.

This hotel has all the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay, suitable for every circumstance. The structure has family rooms executive rooms and luxury suites for an unforgettable vacation; furthermore, you will taste the wonderful breakfast for which Enterprise Hotel is famous.

Finally, if you want to complete your visit with a downtime, you can go to the attractive SPA situated  at the top floor of the hotel to allow yourself moments of wellness.

Visit the official website of the hotel for further information: www.enterprisehotel.com

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