LVMH sponsors Picasso exhibition
Made possible with support from LVMH, the "Picasso and the Masters" exhibition will run concurrently until February 2, 2009 at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay. In a counterpoint of past and present, the exhibition showcases works and painters that influenced and inspired Picasso.
A dozen rooms in the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais have been divided into "themes", "subjects" and "motifs" of artistic expression. Two sets of "variations" by Picasso are also featured: the Louvre presents Picasso-Delacroix around Delacroix's Femmes d'Alger (The Women of Algiers), while the Musée d'Orsay examines the influence of Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Lunch on the Grass).