DATE & TIME
Thursday 29th March 2018
10:00 am at Tate Modern
10:00 am – 11:00 am talk in the auditorium with an art historian
11:00 am entry for the exhibition
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Discover with an art historian the Tate Modern’s latest exhibition. We will enjoy an 1-hour talk in the auditorium and will provide a grounding to fully enjoy the exhibition. We will then have free access to the exhibition to admire at our own pace.
Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy.
1932 was an intensely creative period in the life of the 20th century’s most influential artist.
This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life.
Three of his extraordinary paintings featuring his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter are shown together for the first time since they were created over a period of just five days in March 1932.
The myths around Picasso will be stripped away to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness. You will see him as never before.
Curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions with Nancy Ireson, Curator, International Art, Laura Bruni and Juliette Rizzi, Assistant Curators, Tate Modern. The exhibition is organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Musée national Picasso-Paris.
Pablo Picasso (25 October 1981 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.
Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.
Picasso’s work is often categorized into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), also referred to as the Crystal period. Much of Picasso’s work of the late 1910s and early 1920s is in a neoclassical style, and his work in the mid-1920s often has characteristics of Surrealism. His later work often combines elements of his earlier styles.
Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.