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PublishedSeptember 13, 2017 at 02:13pm
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Pablo Picasso

The EY Exhibition Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, TragedyTate Modern, Painting, London, United-Kingdom
Thursday March 8, 2018 - Sunday September 9, 2018 - Event ended.

The EY Exhibition Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy is one of the most significant shows the gallery has ever staged. Taking visitors on a month-by-month journey through 1932, a time so pivotal in Picasso’s life and work that it has been called his ‘year of wonders’. More than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper demonstrate his prolific and restlessly inventive character. They strip away common myths to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness.

Pablo Picasso The Dream (Le Rêve) 1932, Private Collection © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2017
The show will feature a selection of work from 1932, when Pablo Picasso was at his most powerful CREDIT: PICASSO
Pablo Picasso Nude Woman with Necklace 1968 © Succession Picasso/DACS 2017 - Oil paint on canvas
Pablo Picasso - Weeping Woman 1937 © Succession Picasso/DACS 2017
Pablo Picasso - Black Jug and Skull 1946 © Succession Picasso/DACS 2017 - Lithograph on paper
Pablo Picasso - Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass, Guitar and Newspaper 1913 © Succession Picasso/DACS 2017 - Printed papers and ink on paper
Pablo Picasso - Girl before a Mirror, 1932
Pablo Picasso - L'Aubade, 1942
Pablo Picasso - Las Meninas, 1957
Pablo Picasso - Family of Saltimbanques, 1905
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See the first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work ever to be held at Tate Modern.

1932 was an extraordinary year for Picasso, even by his own standards. His paintings reached a new level of sensuality and he cemented his celebrity status as the most influential artist of the early 20th century. Over the course of this year he created some of his best loved works, from confident colour-saturated portraits to surrealist drawings, developing ideas from the voluptuous sculptures he had made at his newly acquired country estate.

Pablo Picasso 1881-1973

School of Paris painter, sculptor, etcher, lithographer, ceramist and designer, who has had enormous influence on 20th century art and worked in an unprecedented variety of styles. Born at Malaga, Spain, son of an art teacher. His family moved to Barcelona, where he entered the School of Fine Arts 1895; then entered Madrid Academy 1897. Early showed great precocity. First visited Paris in autumn 1900, returned in 1901 when he had his first Paris one-man exhibition at the Galerie Vollard. Blue Period paintings of beggars and sad-faced women. Settled in Paris 1904. In 1905 painted some pictures of circus folk and embarked on his Rose Period. 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' 1906-7 marked the beginning of a more revolutionary manner, influenced by Cezanne and Negro art. Met Braque in 1907 and with his collaboration created Cubism. Designed sets and costumes for Parade and other Diaghilev ballets 1917-24. Made some neo-classic figure paintings 1920-4, parallel to later Cubism. Started to make more violently expressive and metamorphic works in 1925, and in the following years frequently exhibited with the Surrealists. Important series of wrought-iron constructions and modelled sculptures 1928-34, illustrations for Ovid's Les Métamorphoses, Buffon's Histoire Naturelle etc. Awarded First Prize at the 1930 Pittsburgh International. His painting 'Guernica' 1937 was inspired by the destruction by bombing of the Spanish town of that name. Continued to live in Paris throughout the Occupation. From 1946 lived mainly in the South of France at Antibes, Vallauris, Cannes, and from 1958 near Aix-en-Provence, where he maintained a prolific output of paintings, sculptures, etchings, lithographs and ceramics. Died at Mougins, near Cannes.

Published in Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.591-2

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 where it will be curated by Laurence Madeline, Curator


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