Musée national Picasso-Paris
This museum is located in a stunning 17th century hôtel particulier in the Marais district of Paris. It's dedicated, as the name suggests, to the great artist Pablo Picasso. Descendants of the Spanish-born artist sowed the seeds for this gallery with works they offered to the French government in lieu of inheritance tax. French law allows for, in exceptional circumstances, the payment of inheritance taxes with artworks instead of money. This exception is only made if the art is an important contribution to France's cultural heritage - which is of course true in the case of Picasso.
With a permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and an in-depth archive, this is one of the most important collections of works by one of the 20th century's greatest artists.
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The upstairs third floor is very interesting because there are large descriptive notes that explain Picasso’s connection to other artists like Renoir and ma y others . Which is another thing you won’t see in a retrospective . There are lots of steps in this museum so if you have special needs don’t be shy to take the elevator to each floor.
Also there was quite a large section devoted to his sketches which I truly enjoyed. The Guernica panels are outstanding and there is one in particular over the main staircase where it looks as though the painting is crying. I highly recommend this museum and will visit it again for sure.