Passengers of the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, also known as Roissy Airport, have a strong reason to come there about two hours earlier their departing.  The Espace Musées (terminal 2E) produces the exhibition Picasso. Sunlit Years. It is accessible to all passengers taking off at gates M. Admission to the exhibition is free of charge for the passengers .

In partnership with the Picasso Museum in Paris the showcase event demonstrates 35 artworks of one the most acknowledged artists of XX century.


Пабло Пикассо. Коза
Коза
1950, 93×231 см
The aim of the Picasso. Sunlit Years exhibition is to introduce the visitors the link of the Picasso's oeuvre with South of France and the effect of this place on his artworks. The artist regularly visited the Cote d'-Azur since 1920s. After the World War II, in 1946, Picasso took up residence at the castle at the Antibes, now it is a museum. Two years later he and Françoise Gilot moved to Vallauris famous for its ceramics.  

Picasso is considered to start using brighter colors and subjects from ancient myths just after his trips to the Cote d'-Azur.  



To the left: poster advertisement of the exhibition Picasso. Sunlit Years at the Espace Musées, the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

The exhibition presents the artworks by Picasso inspired by his enthusiasm, potters in the South of France and the Mediterranean coast with its legends and nature. Dances, picnics, music, relaxed figures and dreamers are collected to inspire travellers with love for life.
Пабло Пикассо. Лежащая обнажённая и мужчина, играющий на гитаре
Лежащая обнажённая и мужчина, играющий на гитаре
20.10.1970, 130×195 см

The exhibition Picasso. Sunlit Years at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris will be open till June 15.


The Espace Musées shortly before the Picasso, Sunlit Years showcase opening. Photo: LP / Jean-Gabriel Bontinck

The Espace Musées was especially designed for the similar art showcases by the architects of the Musée d’Orsay. It was officially opened on January 15, 2013 with the exhibition The Wings of Glory, where the artworks by Auguste Rodin were demonstrated. Since that time the boarding hall each half of a year offers its visitors the artworks from collections of the most well-known museums in Paris. 

The Espace Musées boarding hall is the only one demonstrating artworks provided by different collections. The similar boarding hall can be found in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and some American airports. The boarding hall in the Amsterdam airport demonstrates the artworks from the Museumstraat collection in Amsterdam  and the USA boarding halls dedicate their showcase events to avionics.
The Espace Musées interior. Photo from Wikipedia


According to the Espace Musées official site.