Tate Modern, London
Come face-to-(slightly less symmetrical)-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, plus family photographs and rare glimpses into Pablo Picasso’s personal life. Three of his legendary paintings featuring his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter will be exhibited together for the first time since they were created over a period of just five days in March 1932. The artist in his full complexity and richness will come to light in this myth-busting exhibit curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions with Nancy Ireson, Curator, International Art, Laura Bruni and Juliette Rizzi, Assistant Curators, Tate Modern.
Tate Modern’s first ever solo exhibition of Picasso’s work cuts straight to the juicy part. Considered to be his ‘year of wonders’, his work in 1932 took on a heightened sensuality, leading him to even greater fame. The curators delve behind the myth of Picasso to reveal his true character in a month by month exploration of his work that year.
Want to prep before you go? Listen to our What’s On Podcast episode with a curator’s tour with Nancy Ireson on iTunes here, or below.
Tate Modern Bankside, London SE1 9TG. Sunday to Thursday 10.00–18.00; Friday to Saturday 10.00–22.00. Until 9 September 2018.
Find out more in our round-up of the biggest exhibitions of 2018.