I had no idea what to expect before going to see the Imagine Picasso exhibition, it’s Impressive and it is on now for a limited engagement, masked and distant, worth checking out for some art enjoyment.

This is the Western Canadian debut of Imagine Picasso, at Vancouver’s Convention Centre and it’s a one-of-a-kind immersive exhibition.

With 216 of Picasso’s paintings shown together for the first time this exhibition features his Blue and Rose periods on through Cubism and the prolific later years. Imagine Picasso offers an unprecedented dialogue between Ricciotti and one of the greatest painters of the 20th century. Ricciotti was inspired to create this spectacular scenography from the paper sculptures Picasso made for his children. The paintings, projected onto nine full-blown Origami-style structures, offer a unique and novel perspective on the work of Picasso.

The artistic approach in Image Totale©, designed by filmmaker and photographer Albert Plécy who first presented it to the public in 1977, immerses the viewer in the heart of the paintings, allowing visitors to explore the painting’s details and fully experience the power of Picasso’s work. Imagine Picasso pays tribute to the genius and the freedom of Picasso’s creation with this digital exhibition licensed to Encore Productions by the Picasso Estate.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) embodies the Modern Art Master. Constantly reinventing himself, he revolutionized forms and academic aesthetics through several art mediums. Spanning an impressive 78-year career, Picasso proved to be one of the most prolific creative geniuses of all-time, producing some 65,000 artworks – including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and ceramics. Eminently notorious, Picasso is more than a household name in the West, an artist whose name became a famous worldwide brand.

Imagine Picasso is in Vancouver only until January 8, 2022 (closed December 25th & January 1st) make sure you get your tickets early. The exhibition is taking place in Hall C at Canada Place, visit imagine-picasso.com for tickets, details about the exhibition and its COVID-19 safety protocols – vaccine passport and masks are mandatory.