“A Writer Should Write With His Eyes And A Painter Paint With His Ears.” by Gertrude Stein
To mark the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, the Musée du Luxembourg is hosting a major exhibition exploring the extraordinary friendship between 20th-century icons Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein.
Gertrude Stein, an American Jewish immigrant and multi-talented writer, settled in Paris in 1903, soon after the young Picasso arrived. Bonded by their outsider status and artistic freedom, their friendship revolved around their pioneering work in Cubism and other 20th-century art and literary movements. Their influence is far-reaching.
The exhibition will cover a century of art, poetry, music, and theater, featuring significant figures like Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Marcel Duchamp, and others including Andy Warhol and Philip Glass.