We don’t need a reason to visit London… This dynamic city is always beckoning. But if you’re in London this summer, make sure to visit the Picasso solo exhibition at Tate Modern. Baroque Access has all the details
Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy is on at Tate Modern in London until 9 September 2018, so if you’re in town, make sure to make the time to see this iconic display, the first-ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at the renowned Tate Modern, and one of the most significant shows the gallery has ever staged.
The show, which is already drawing crowds since it opened early March, includes 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings as well as some family photographs, offering a rare glimpse into Picasso’s personal life. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out the real story behind this Spanish master’s life, especially as three of the paintings on display feature his lover, Marie-Thérèse Walter. These exquisite paintings have never been shown together before since Picasso painted them over a period of five days in March, 1932.
Interestingly enough, the year 1932 was an intensely creative period in Picasso’s life. That year, he established himself as the most influential artist of the 20th century. He also created many of his best-loved pieces, from breathtaking color-saturated portraits to surrealist drawings.
His personal life was a busy one that year, too. Picasso had recently turned 50. He was married to Olga Khokhlova, and the couple had a son Paulo, who was 11 years old at the time. The artist was also having a passionate affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter, who was 28 years younger than him. The exhibition brings this time to life through the works on display. Highlights include Girl Before a Mirror, one of Picasso’s signature pieces that is part of a permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and the legendary painting, The Dream, a masterpiece that is rarely displayed to the public.
The exhibition is literally a diary of the artist’s life that year, which was a pivotal point in his career and his personal life. What sets the display apart is that it is arranged in the order that the pieces were created, giving an exclusive look at how Picasso portrayed his feelings over that 12-month period.
This fascinating exhibition is organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Musée national Picasso-Paris.
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