Discover the extraordinary story and artistic skill of Pablo Picasso at the Tate Modern, one of the most popular exhibition; Picasso 1932- Love, Fame, Tragedy this spring/summer.
The Tate Modern is hosting an amazing exhibition offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Picasso artworks, many of which are rarely lent out to other museums and art galleries. Among the highlights of this exhibition are La Reve (The Dream) and La Jeune Fille Devant Un Miroir (Girl before a Mirror) neither of which have been seen in the UK before. Another unusual highlight is the three portraits Picasso created over a five day period in March 1932 featuring his young lover, Marie-Therese Walter. Until now, these portraits have never been seen together ever since they were first painted.
Book a stay at Regency House Hotel London and visit Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy that includes over 100 portraits and surrealist drawings, together with intensely personal photographs of Picasso and his family. All the works of art come from public and private collections worldwide.
Tate Modern has chosen to focus on just one crucial year in Picasso’s life and work. As Picasso pointed out, 1932 was for him ‘a year of wonders’. He was experimenting with different art mediums, creating many famous works of art. It was also a year when his personal life underwent a major change. Although he continued to be committed to his wife and son, he also embarked on a passionate love affair with a young woman many years his junior. The sensuous portraits of Marie-Therese that he created, contrast vividly with the portraits of his wife and son from the same year.
The exhibition enables visitors probably staying in hotels near Covent Garden London to see very different aspects of Pablo Picasso, the man and the artist as well as an incredible array of portraits and drawings which were effectively the equivalent of a personal diary. “Picasso famously described painting as ‘just another form of keeping a diary’. This exhibition will invite you to get close to the artist, to his ways of thinking and working,” explains curator Achim Borchardt-Hume.
Quite apart from this Picasso exhibition, visitors will find much to enjoy at Tate Modern. Located at Bankside, just across the river from St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate has one of the largest collections of modern, contemporary art in the country and much of that collection can be seen at Tate Modern. It also has a good selection of restaurants and cafes. Other attractions nearby include the South Bank Centre and the Hayward Gallery.
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