PICASSO 1932 AT THE TATE MODERN (LONDON)
“Essentially there is only love. Whatever it may be”- Pablo Picasso
Picasso 1932 is the first ever solo Picasso exhibition held at the Tate Modern (organized in collaboration with Musée National Picasso- Paris) and is considered one of Tate Modern’s most significant shows ever.
The exhibition includes some of the artists’ greatest works brought to the UK for the first time.
1932 is a remarkable year for Picasso. It was an intensely creative period in his life and this exhibition features his extraordinary work during this year of love, fame, and tragedy.
As the exhibition opens, Picasso has just turned 50 and is already the most expensive living artist in the world. He has purchased an 18th-century castle in Normandy and is preparing his retrospective that will take place in Paris.
1932 is a month-by-month journey through this “year of wonders” in Picasso’s production in which he worked on over 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings.
All these works are mixed with personal family photographs of the great Spanish artist, revealing the artist in his full complexity.
Three of his extraordinary paintings feature his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter – his muse and inspiration- and are shown together for the first time since they were created over a period of just five days in March 1932.
Picasso is considered probably the most influential artist of the 20th Century, and without any doubt, Picasso 1932 is a once in a lifetime exhibition. Unmissable for all those visiting London!
Kids under 12 years old have free entrance to the Museum, and I totally encourage you to visit this exhibition with your children. Here is a wonderful article that explains how many things Picasso can teach to a small child and how “children look at art through a mostly unfiltered lens. They have the capacity and the curiosity to fully experience and explore art”.
The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy is at Tate Modern from March 8 to September 9. For more details, please visit www.tate.org.uk .