Triumph of Pan, PIcasso in Occupied Paris

How did Picasso, a known anti-fascist, not only survive but manage to produce art in Paris during the war? Why did he stay in France at great personal risk?

Several of Picasso's fellow artists and intellectuals also remained in France. Why did they too remain in France? What were their circumstances?

We examine these questions and review Picasso's work from the war years.

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Picasso with his Death Head 1944

Matisse in the south of France

Cocteau and Jean Marais