Fans of the work of Pablo Picasso are booking serviced apartments in Central London and heading for London’s The Tate Gallery this spring and summer to see an incredible solo exhibition of his work. The EY Exhibition Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy offers an opportunity to see more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings some of which are rarely seen in exhibitions of this kind.
Highlight of the exhibition are three of Picasso’s paintings featuring his lover Marie-Therese Walter which are being shown together for the first time since they were painted over a period of just five days in March 1932. La Reve (the Dream) has never been exhibited in the UK before.
‘Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy’ takes place between March and September this year at the Tate Modern on Bankside. Located just across the river from St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern has become one of the most popular modern art galleries in London. This particular exhibition has been arranged in collaboration with the Musee National Picasso-Paris and focuses on a crucial year in Picasso’s life.
Picasso himself described 1932 as ‘a year of wonders’, for it was in this year that he created some of his best known works including portraits and surrealist drawings. On display are many of those works of art created during a very busy time in his artistic career, as well as family photos and rare glimpses into his private life.
As Achim Borchardt-Hume Director of Exhibitions at Tate Modern points out “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, and to the tribulations of his personal life at a pivotal moment in his career”.
There are even opportunities to try Picasso inspired foods while a resident at Presidential Serviced Apartments Marylebone. The Tate Modern’s level 9 restaurant has an artist inspired lunch menu drawing inspiration from regions that the artist visited including Malaga, Barcelona, Paris and Normandy. Typical offerings include Bandade with egg yolk and samfaina sauce or Bean & vegetable stew.
It’s not just Picasso’s art work that you can enjoy at Tate Bankside. There are numerous permanent displays of all types of contemporary art works allowing you to discover artists who use unusual methods and materials, respond to the mass media or social and political events.
The building itself is stunning as it is a former power station converted to an art gallery, with massive rooms allowing modern art to be displayed to its best effect. If you are travelling to London during this time period then make your stay more engaging by booking a stay at any of the short stay apartments in London.
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