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Exhibition On Screen: Young Picasso

February 5 - February 27

Can’t get across Europe to take in some Picasso in person this February? Get down to your local cinema and take in Exhibition on Screen’s latest film Young Picasso. Telling the story of how the artist’s early years shaped his rise to global fame, exploring the first 25 years of his life.

Young Picasso: In Cinemas from 5 February 2019

Created with five European museums in Málaga, Barcelona and Paris, the film offers insight into some of Picasso’s masterpieces, with interviews with historians and curators plus letters from friends and lovers. There’s also insight from the artist’s grandson Olivier Widmaier Picasso.

Bullfight, 1900 (pastels), Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973), Museo del Cau Ferrat, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain, Photo © AISA. Bridgeman Images © Succession Picasso, DACS, London 2018

Young Picasso will tell the story of how Pablo Picasso’s lesser-known early years shaped his rise to international fame. The film provides unique insights into the first twenty-five years of his life, cultimating in the creation of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, a painting considered so shocking by the art establishment that it was hidden away for a decade.

Ever wondered what drives a person to reach such dizzying heights in the art world?  Director Phil Grabsky (​The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, In Search of Beethoven, I, Claude Monet)​ leads the detective story to try and find out.

“This film brilliantly shows what a solid artistic training Picasso had and what remarkable paintings he produced from an early age. I have worked for decades on Picasso and I was so impressed and excited by seeing his works – and the whole thrilling story – revealed on the big screen” – Malén Gual, Senior Curator at​ ​Museu Picasso de Barcelona

While the story of Picasso’s later years has been told over and over, Young Picasso looks into his upbringing and the learning that led to his most famous works, with a journey through three key cities, Malaga, Barcelona and Paris.

Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,1907, oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (by exchange) © Succession Picasso, DACS, London 2018

Viewers will learn more about the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period, right through to 1907 and the creation of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, a work that changed the art world forever.

Find a screening near you: exhibitiononscreen.com

Watch the trailer below:

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