Pablo Picasso

Discover the extraordinary art of Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Discover the extraordinary art of Pablo Picasso, one of the giants of twentieth-century art when visiting Tate Modern this spring or summer.

Located at Bankside, close to the Southbank center and Hayward Gallery; Tate Modern is renowned for its collections of modern and contemporary art.  The highlight of 2018 is its special exhibition ‘Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy’ which focuses on just one year in the life of this famous artist.  

1932 was chosen because it was a pivotal year when Picasso’s life and work underwent many changes.  There was a tragedy as well as personal achievement. Picasso began a passionate love affair with a young woman, Marie-Therese Walter, yet still remained close to his wife and son. His work in 1932 reflects these two very different aspects of his life – sensual images of his mistress, and a series of family portraits.  At the same time, Picasso was discovering the delights of the countryside having recently purchased a country estate, yet was still drawn to the urban bustle of Paris and other cities for inspiration. Head towards Hotel Edward Paddington that is one of the best budget 3* hotels to book your stay and enjoy a memorable vacation in London.

Picasso himself described 1932 as ‘a year of wonders’, recognizing just how important it was in his life and work.  His paintings and artworks became the equivalent of his diary, charting all that was happening to him including experiments with different art forms and mediums. This exhibition offers the opportunity to see these changes in progress, as well as discovering more about Picasso the man, from his personal images and family photographs. Tate Modern is close proximity to best hotels near Paddington station.

Many of the works of art on display are rarely lent out to exhibitions, making this opportunity to view such a collection even more special.  Among the works of art to be seen are three paintings that he created in March 1932, early in his relationship with Marie-Therese. These three portraits have never been seen together until now.  Equally rarely seen in the UK are La Reve (The Dream) and La Jeune Fille Devant Un Miroir (Girl before a mirror).

The Picasso theme is even carried through to the restaurants at Tate Modern, as a special lunch menu has been created inspired by the regions he knew so well such as Paris, Barcelona, and Normandy.

This is definitely an exhibition that should not be missed by anyone interested in modern art, as it will be a long time before any similar exhibition is mounted again.  

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