Thursday, 16 February 2012

Picasso and Modern British Art

Pablo Picasso
The Three Dancers 1925
Tate © Succession Picasso/DACS 2011
This Monday I was invited to the press view of this major new exhition at Tate Britain. Unfortunately I was unable to go but it certainly requires a mention here...

"Picasso and Modern British Art explores his extensive legacy and influence on British art, how this played a role in the acceptance of modern art in Britain, alongside the fascinating story of Picasso’s lifelong connections to and affection for this country.

It brings together over 150 spectacular artworks, with over 60 stunning Picassos including sublime paintings from the most remarkable moments in his career, such as Weeping Woman 1937 and The Three Dancers 1925.

Picasso and Modern British Art is the first exhibition to trace Picasso’s rise in Britain as a figure of both controversy and celebrity. From his London visit in 1919, working on the scenery and costumes for Diaghilev’s ballet The Three Cornered Hat; to his post-war reputation and political appearances; leading up to the phenomenally successful 1960 Tate exhibition.

Full of beautiful and inspirational artworks, this exhibition is an unmissable treat and a fascinating insight into how British art became modern"
Pablo Picasso Nude Woman in a Red Armchair 1932
 © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2011. Tate
The exhibition is on from today until 5th July 2012.
...and thanks to the Tate press office for inviting me.
Posted by Justin Hobson16.02.2012

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