Pisa: I wanted to become a painter and I became Picasso

Pisa is known worldwide for its Leaning Tower and Square of Miracles but there are more than 20 historic churches, several palaces, a lovely botanical garden and various bridges crossing the River Arno that are worthwhile seeing, as well as the surrounding countryside with the Natural Park of Migliarino-San Rossore-Massaciuccoli with its pinewoods reaching down until the Pisan coast and the hills where the famous Chianti wine of the Colline Pisane is produced. Tuscany Holiday Rent has a wide selection of holiday accommodations in the Pisa area from which to take advantage and take the opportunity to visit this incredible town and the new exhibition starting soon at the Palazzo Blu on the River Arno’s banks.

From October 15th until 29th January 2012, Palazzo Blu, in fact, is hosting the exhibition of works by Pablo Picasso entitled: ‘Ho voluto essere pittore e sono diventato Picasso’ – ‘I wanted to become a painter and I became Picasso’. After the happy dreams of Marc Chagall, which took shape in the light of the south of France, after the poetry of Joan Miro, bound to his Catalan land, this year is the turn of Pablo Picasso, absolute genius of the twentieth century, whose creative fury, born in Barcelona, marked the whole century.

The exhibition features more than 200 works, paintings, ceramics, sketches and designs, lithographs, watercolours, books and tapestries, that will allow the public to understand how the will to become painter of this young Picasso in Barcelona at the end of the nineteenth century led him, through a continual expression of his creative genius, to explore every possible artistic career.

The highlight of the entire exhibition will be an extraordinary and unique collection of 59 linocuts, belonging to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. These form the core of the exhibition, around which are wrapped the creations dating from 1901 through to 1970.

Another excellent chance to also admire the halls of this historic building alone the River Arno, the exhibition will be running from Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and from Saturday to Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm. Fare: € 9,00.

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