Picasso at Work

Picasso at Work

I'll be the first to admit that, photographically, there isn't much to this image. Of course, the subject of this photo is a Picasso painting and that alone makes it worthwhile.

The name is Le Peintre au Travail. I have to assume it's a self portrait but, honestly, I don't know. I do know that it was painted in 1964 though. It would be nice if there was some actual information about the painting online and not just crappy art print sellers clogging the search results.

The post is also timely because the museum that it's in, the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, France is renovating. What that means is that this painting, and the other modern works in their collection, will be unavailable for viewing until mid 2014.

Their most famous work of art, the Isenheim Altarpiece, will be moved to a nearby Dominican church. From what I understand, you will still be able to view it and the other works that are being temporarily relocated. I'm not positive, but that's the information I have at the moment. There is some controversy about moving the massive altarpiece due to concern over its safety. Plans might change to accommodate the concerns. If you are thinking of going to Colmar, and you should because it's a beautiful old town that survived both world wars basically unscathed, you might want to take into this info into account.

So, the photo might not be that great but the painting is and you can consider this post as more like travel information. Here is the direct link to the museum itself where you can probably get the most accurate info about the renovations.

My other photographs from Colmar can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 14 mm
35mm Focal Length: 21 mm
Exposure: 1/15 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 800
Views: 1077
Taken: 2011-06-25 15:44:44
Posted: 2013-02-21 | 17:31





Picasso at Work

Picasso at Work

I'll be the first to admit that, photographically, there isn't much to this image. Of course, the subject of this photo is a Picasso painting and that alone makes it worthwhile.

The name is Le Peintre au Travail. I have to assume it's a self portrait but, honestly, I don't know. I do know that it was painted in 1964 though. It would be nice if there was some actual information about the painting online and not just crappy art print sellers clogging the search results.

The post is also timely because the museum that it's in, the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, France is renovating. What that means is that this painting, and the other modern works in their collection, will be unavailable for viewing until mid 2014.

Their most famous work of art, the Isenheim Altarpiece, will be moved to a nearby Dominican church. From what I understand, you will still be able to view it and the other works that are being temporarily relocated. I'm not positive, but that's the information I have at the moment. There is some controversy about moving the massive altarpiece due to concern over its safety. Plans might change to accommodate the concerns. If you are thinking of going to Colmar, and you should because it's a beautiful old town that survived both world wars basically unscathed, you might want to take into this info into account.

So, the photo might not be that great but the painting is and you can consider this post as more like travel information. Here is the direct link to the museum itself where you can probably get the most accurate info about the renovations.

My other photographs from Colmar can be found in the gallery.

show this photo on a map ✈

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EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 14 mm
35mm Focal Length: 21 mm
Exposure: 1/15 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 800
Views: 1077
Taken: 2011-06-25 15:44:44
Posted: 2013-02-21 | 17:31