• India to re-open 15 Nov

    India to re-open 15 November 2021 to tourists. Visitors can now apply for e-tourist visa arrivals for all scheduled flights to the…

    + View More


  • Nepal to resume visa on arrival

    Government of Nepal will resume visa-on-arrival service effective 23 September 2021 for all travellers arriving from countries accorded this facility previously.…

    + View More


  • SriLankan adds flights to Kathmandu!

    SriLankan Airlines will add 2 more flights from 27 September after resuming direct operations to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on 31st August 2021, connecting the…

    + View More


  • Two New UNESCO Heritage Sites in India

    Two new cultural heritage sites in India were inscribed into UNESCO's World Heritage Sites on 25 July, 2021. The unique…

    + View More


  • New Terminal 3 at Lhasa Gonggar Airport

    New Terminal 3 at Lhasa Gonggar Airport opened becoming the largest of its kind in the Tibet Autonomous Region, it was…

    + View More


  • Pokhara gets a cable car!

    The beautiful lake city of Pokhara has got a brand new cable car connecting the scenic Phewa Lake to the…

    + View More


  • Gurung Museum inaugurated!

    A Gurung Museum has been inaugurated 23 May on the popular trekking trail of Lamjung. It has been constructed by…

    + View More


  • Everest almost a meter higher!

    The world's highest mountain Mount Everest is 0.86m higher than had been previously officially calculated; Nepal and China jointly announced…

    + View More


  • Conde Nast Travellers' Choice

    Asian Bhrikuti Holidays has two 2 countries where it operates featured on the top 20 worldwide destinations list selected by…

    + View More


  • Practise Safe Covid 19 Health Protocols

    Practise Safe Covid 19 Health Protocols   Dear Clients, Friends and Well Wishers,     In the midst of challenging…

    + View More


  • Taj Mahal reopened on 16 June 2021

    The Taj Mahal reopened on 16 June 2021 to public after the current lockdown with a cap of 650 daily…

    + View More


  • Book Tibet TAR Join-in Departures 2021

    Tibet TAR Join-in Departures 2021 give an opportunity for individuals and couples to enjoy these journeys in the pleasant company…

    + View More


  • Nepal, Bhutan, China & India

    As of 01 October 2021; Nepal has allowed tourists to the country under Covid health protocols. India will re-open on 15…

    + View More


  • Nepal is Forbes top places to visit

    On the eve of Visit Nepal Year 2020 Forbes magazine has named Nepal a ‘top destination for travellers to visit…

    + View More


  • Lonely Planet picks Bhutan - World Top Destination!

    Bhutan the tiny landlocked Himalayan nation, has topped Lonely Planet's best places to travel in 2020. The list was compiled by…

    + View More


+ More of Making News


Early Picasso Art exhibition in Beijing

Early Picasso Art exhibition in Beijing
Click to Enlarge

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art or UCCA Beijing is holding the largest showcase of Pablo Picasso’s early works in China from June to September 2019. A feast for art fans this exhibition is located in the famous Beijing Art District 798 a very popular spot and a “must visit” places for visitors. The Art District 798 is a vast expanse of galleries exhibiting contemporary and folk art by popular artists from all over China in various mediums. 

This exciting exhibition “Picasso - Birth of a Genius” includes 103 works from the Musee National Picasso - Paris collection that trace the artist's development from childhood to middle age. According to Emilia Philippot, exhibition curator and head of collections at the Paris museum, the 34 paintings, 14 sculptures and 55 works on paper at the exhibition make up the largest and most significant showcase of the artist's work ever in China. 

"The exhibition marks the realization of a dream we have held since our opening in 2007," said Philip Tinari, director of the UCCA at the opening of the exhibition on 14th June. 

"To present not only recent developments in contemporary art but to examine the underpinnings of contemporary art by showing modern masters. The story of Picasso is relevant to our audience in China, as individuals here continue to answer the challenges of creativity, originality and innovation."  According to the curator, the selection of works created between 1893 and 1921 tells the story of the creative formation and evolution of Picasso. 

"We can see how Picasso came to be called a genius," said Laurent Le Bon, the president of the Musee National Picasso - Paris. 

Six sections at the exhibition explore the artist's career from young Picasso's artistic explorations and numerous changes to the primitivist explorations which ultimately led to the multiple phases of Cubism. 

Starting with The First Picasso, which delves into the artist's creation of works like Man in a Cap (1895) and Study of a Torso, After a Plaster Cast (1893-94), the exhibition moves in its section through Picasso's Blue and Rose periods, during which he developed a truly original style in works like The Jester (1905) and Two Brothers (1906). The third section, Picasso the Exorcist, examines his revolutionary experiments with form and space in works like Self-portrait (1906) and preparation for his masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), while Picasso the Cubist covers the period when he approached a system of signs in works such as Man with a Mandolin (1911) and Man with Fireplace (1916). Fifth comes Picasso the Chameleon, which follows his turn toward classical revivalism, when he created works such as The Lovers (1919) and Studies (1920), as well as stage design and costumes for the Ballets Russes' production of Le Tricorne (1919). The final section includes paintings and sculptures done between 1927 and 1972, giving a sense of how Picasso's creative works developed in the latter part of his life. 

Bringing these valuable artworks from France to China was no easy task. According to a report by AFP, the insurers for the works, which are valued at more than 800 million euros ($900 million), insisted that the pieces travel on seven separate planes to prevent a total loss in case something went wrong. 

In addition to the exhibition, the UCCA is also hosting public programs including panel discussions and film screenings titled Adventures with Picasso. 

Book a tour and catch this once in a lifetime’s Picasso Art Event when in Beijing as the exhibition is set to run until 01 September 2019!