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Picasso - Femme de profil gauche a la chevelure bleue  Pablo Picasso, Profile of a Woman With Blue Hair, 1938, Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm
Picasso – Femme de profil gauche a la chevelure bleue
Pablo Picasso, Profile of a Woman With Blue Hair, 1938, Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm

Photo Credit: Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, Photo: Maurice AeschimannFeaturing an original portrait that has never been shown before in public, “Picasso: Creatures and Creativity” at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) is now open.

The piece, Profile of a Woman with Blue Hair, November 1, 1938, features Dora Maar, one of Picasso’s lovers. The portrait represents the eccentric and dramatic relationship between the couple using a dark palette, distorted eyes, sharp angles and straight lines. When the exhibit closes January 10, 2016, it will return to the Picasso family estate.

“Picasso: Creatures and Creativity” focuses on the famed artist’s fascination with the human figure and showcases 43 original works that have never been displayed together. 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.

Located at the heart of the elegant Bellagio Resort & Casino, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art is Las Vegas’ premier exhibition space – where great art goes on vacation. Since opening in 1998, the gallery has presented exhibitions of artworks and objects drawn from internationally acclaimed museums and private collections, including “Fabergé Revealed,” “Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” “Warhol Out West,” “Figuratively Speaking: A Survey of the Human Form” and “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends.”

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