Picasso in London

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: London Attractions

With long queues for the Leonardo Da Vinci museum at The National Gallery, and tickets changing hands on eBay for several times their original price; it would appear that art is enjoying yet another renaissance amongst museum goers. It takes a very historic name to draw so many enthusiasts, so you may want to book ahead for the Tate Britain’s exhibition starting on the 15th February, as it features one of the most intriguing characters of the early 20th century arts scene; avant-garde legend Pablo Picasso.

 

Picasso and Modern British Art doesn’t focus exclusively on the artist himself, rather the legacy his work had on British painters, the inspiration he took from the UK and his affiliation with the country throughout his life. A pioneer of a non-naturalistic style, which threw all the rules of traditional painting and sculpture out of the window, Picasso’s influence on British artists changed the face of art in the country for good. Luminaries such as Wyndham Lewis, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and David Hockney all appear alongside 60 Picasso paintings, including famous works such as The Three Dancers and Weeping Woman.

 

Tracing Picasso’s visits to the UK, from 1919, when he worked on stunning costumes for the world-famous, Russian Diaghilev Ballet, to his highly successful show at the Tate in 1960, this is a fascinating look at some of the most incredible works of the British modern art movement and the legendary work of a truly dedicated visionary. With so many famous names in one place, this exhibition will draw the crowds again, so be sure to book tickets now, because this show is going to be the most inspiring yet.

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