10 Can’t-Miss Works in a Massive Picasso Drawings Show at the Centre Pompidou

As visitors flock to France for the art fair Paris+, many museums and galleries are mounting must-see exhibitions. Alongside a Rothko blockbuster at the Fondation Louis Vuitton and a vast Sophie Calle project for the Musée Picasso, one such exhibition is “Picasso: Endlessly Drawing,” a massive survey of works in that medium at the Centre Pompidou that opens on Wednesday.

The exhibition showcases the famed Spanish painter’s drawings and engravings, including graphic work and private notebooks. The offerings range from early studies to final works, from figurative portraits to highly abstracted images of people and animals. Mounted to mark the 50-year anniversary of the artist’s death, the show is meant to provide new insight into the artist’s well-known works and process through his drawing practice.

Picasso has always been a controversial figure for his misogyny and manipulative tendencies, and many exhibitions mounted this year aspire to reassess him for that reason. But this show instead focuses on his formal innovations, viewing him as a key figure within the history of modern art. Before visiting, take a sneak peak at some of the drawings in the show.