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Picasso Museum: photos, description (Musee Picasso)

Paris Picasso Museum is located in the hotel sale. Perhaps Picasso would have liked it there - by his own admission, he loved the old house. And hotel sale - old house. It was built in the XVII century by the architect Jean boullier for Pierre Aubert de Fontenay, who was responsible for collecting the salt tax. On this hint, the name of the house (FR. salé - salty). Spacious beautiful building in the French style, separated from the street huge main yard - typical of the Marais district at the time and one of the best.

After Chief during Fouquet ruined mansion many times changed owners. In 1974, the house already has become a property of Paris, was chosen to host the Picasso Museum. In 1985 the Museum opened.

The Museum is about 4000 works by the great artist of all periods of his creativity - not only paintings, but also drawings, sculptures from wood, metal, ceramics, as well as the personal collection of Picasso, with works by Cezanne, Degas, Rousseau, Seurat, de Chirico, Matisse, objects of primitive art. The Museum has many of Picasso's masterpieces, which he created after the seventy.

How did you manage to arrange such a Museum? With the adoption in 1968 of French law, according to which the heirs can pay the tax to the inheritance is not money, but pieces of art. While not the heir chooses what from the estate can be offset as a tax, and the state. This is permitted in exceptional cases and only when works of art important to the culture of France. The legacy of Picasso is such a case.

Picasso himself once said, "I'm the world's greatest collector of Picasso. The artist wasn't kidding - to the end of his life he gathered a huge collection of his own works. She chose the inheritance tax. The Museum receives three times - after the death of Picasso, after the death of his widow, and in 1992, when the state donated the personal archives of the artist. They contain thousands of documents and photos, and has allowed the Museum to become a major center for the study of the life and work of Picasso.

Now the Museum is closed for renovation until the summer of 2013. Many of the exhibits are temporarily on display in other Parisian museums.