Picasso in Fontainebleau

January 10, 2024

After thoroughly enjoying the train ride down from Hudson into the city we hopped into a cab to drop off our bags and then headed to MOMA to meet Ted’s sister Helen and join her in enjoying the Picasso in Fontainebleau exhibit.

‘Pablo Picasso spent much of the summer of 1921 in a garage. Inside this unlikely studio in a rented villa in Fontainebleau, France, he worked prolifically to create a startling body of work.’ This statement from the museum.

Prolific is absolutely the word that came to mind when taking in the extraordinary amount of works that he created over a 3 month period of time. Actually the idea of it is quite something and then you are standing amongst it all in awe. It really is a shining example to those creative folks who want to create, do it! Picasso had to be incredibly disciplined in his work ethic to be able to paint so many works in such a short period. From small pieces to very large canvases, it was quite something to take it all in. One of the things I enjoyed most is they created a space that was the actual size of the garage where he painted that summer. It was really cool to see the volume of space, which as really quite small, and thinking of him producing these works within that structure. The show runs through February 17th. I highly recommend it it if you find yourself in New York City. The below just a small sampling but is what caught my eye enough to click away.