Recognized for bringing world-class art exhibitions to the Las Vegas Strip, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) will debut “Picasso – Creatures and Creativity” on July 3, 2015, featuring 43 works from one of the 20th century’s most influential artists (Pictured: Pablo Picasso, Woman Wearing Yellow Hat (Jacqueline) – Photo credit: © 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York).
Organized in partnership with the Claude Picasso Archives, “Picasso – Creatures & Creativity” focuses on Pablo Picasso’s favorite theme, the human figure. The exhibition will take guests on a step-by-step journey through the famed artist’s thought progression and creative process behind his painting and printmaking.
The new exhibit will showcase 19 lithographs, 13 linocuts, 8 paintings and three rare plates, each telling a different story.
“‘Picasso: Creatures & Creativity’ is a unique exhibit offering visitors the opportunity to dive into the mind and life of Picasso,” said Tarissa Tiberti, executive director of the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. “Additionally, guests will be enveloped by the insatiable curiosity and artistic vision of one of history’s most intriguing and iconic artists.”
Similar to most artists, Picasso drew inspiration from his life experiences. The women around him had a tremendous influence on his art, which changed whenever a new muse entered his life. The various mediums he used to share his sentiments and influences spanned multiple periods. The exhibit will showcase Picasso’s modern work from 1938 – 1971.
“Picasso: Creatures & Creativity” will be on view July 3, 2015 through January 10, 2016.
Tickets will be $19; $16 for Nevada residents and seniors 65 and older; and $14 for students, teachers and military with valid ID. Children 12 and younger are free. For additional information, call (702) 693-7871 or (877) 957-9777, or visit bellagio.com/bgfa.
BGFA is open daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Last admissions are sold 30 minutes prior to closing. Guests also may enjoy complimentary daily docent tours at 2 p.m.