An unrivalled opportunity to see stunning works of art by Pablo Picasso can be enjoyed in London throughout the spring and summer.
Tate Modern on Bankside (just opposite St Paul’s Cathedral) is hosting The EY Exhibition Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame Tragedy from 8 Mar 2018 – 9 Sep 2018 which is easily accessible from many serviced apartments in London. This is the first time that a solo exhibition of this magnitude has been held in London focusing on the work of Pablo Picasso, giving visitors an opportunity to see works of art not normally in the public eye.
Book a stay at Presidential Kensington and visit the exhibition which focuses on a crucial year in Picasso’s life. It was year characterized in his personal and public life as one of love, fame and tragedy which inspired some of his greatest works. On display are over 100 works of art including three of paintings of Marie-Therese Walter, which were painted over a five day period in March 1932. Until this exhibition, they have not been seen together again. Other important works include La Reve (The Dream) and La Jeune Fille devant un miroir (Girl before a mirror), both of which are rarely lent for use in exhibitions. In fact, this exhibition provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to see in one place, an unprecedented amount of works by Picasso that are held in public and private collections worldwide.
“A Year of Wonders” is how Pablo Picasso described 1932. It was one of his most prolific periods of artistic creation, resulting in the creation of some of his most famous portraits and surrealist drawings. Not only that, 1932 was a year important to Picasso for other reasons – he started a passionate love affair with Marie-Therese Walter who became his Muse. As a result, there is a massive variation in styles on view, from sensual images of Marie-Therese to images that display his pride in his wife and son, of urban bustle and countryside relaxation.
While at the Gallery, you can even try Picasso inspired food as the Tate Modern’s Level 9 restaurant will be offering an artist inspired lunch menu, relating to the regions he knew so well during 1932 such as Malaga, Barcelona, Paris and Normandy. Diners can choose specialities such as Spanish Tortilla with aioli, Bacon Crapiaux, andouilette & mustard or Seared squid with black rice.
Take time too to enjoy the other collections and displays available at Tate Modern or to explore the superb industrial architecture of the building which was formerly one of the biggest power stations in the country while a resident at Aparthotels in London.