Picasso Museum in Paris launches extensive digital archive of artist’s work

An extensive digital archive featuring thousands of Picasso’s artworks, photographs and memorabilia has been launched online by the Picasso Museum in Paris, per artnews.com. This portal was introduced ahead of a new dedicated study centre, scheduled to open later this year near the museum, as reported by Radio France Internationale on Sunday. The centre aims to support researchers and artists in residence.

The digital archive offers access to the museum’s comprehensive collection, including Picasso’s artworks, essays, conferences, podcasts, and interviews. Among the highlights are 19,000 previously unseen photographs. Additionally, 200,000 texts from Picasso’s workshops will be digitised and made available in the future.

Picasso, a towering figure in 20th-century art and co-founder of the Cubist movement, spent most of his life in France. His family entrusted his archives to the French state in 1992, ensuring their preservation. Last year, numerous exhibitions marked the 50th anniversary of his death, celebrating his enduring influence.


  • Featured image: Pablo Picasso, 1968./AFP via Getty Images


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