I went to see the Picasso Exhibition at the Tate Modern, showcasing 100 pieces of his work from paintIng to sculptures. Pablo Picasso is one of the world’s most recognized & influential artists to date, within his cubist movement and constructed sculptures. He wasn’t just known for his painting, but also a Printmaker, Ceramicist, stage writer & poet. He was born in 1881-1973 from Spain, growing up in poverty in Barcelona. As a young artist he then made the big move to Paris, which later changed his adult career.

He was very much a private person when he arrived, and stayed clear of any official & political engagements, but he gained creativity with his contemporaries such as Velazquez, Ingres, Monet and later Matisse. As an artist he was very much drawn to the female form, from starting of with classical mythology, and one particularly the character of the Minotaur & the bull fight.

This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life.

www.tate.org.uk

Throughout his career as a young artist, he was constantly trying new techniques, from naturalistic portraits to a radical reinterpreted cubist work, which he and George Braque invented later in his career. By the 1930, Picasso had build such a strong name for himself, he was inundated with invitations to exhibit his art. Some of his accomplished work, was in 1932, where his urge to review & reinvent himself as the ‘Years of Wonders’

I wasn’t to sure if I understood his work, but after seeing the exhibition, and I was surprised in how powerful his pieces are in real life I would definitely recommend if you have the chance to go to experience the sheer scale of these incredible pieces. Tickets are £22 for Students & Adults for non member, and make sure you book a time online or in the museum, where you’ll have a half an hour slot. Quickest way to get to the Tate, is a short walk from blackfriars tube or London Bridge mainline, where you can cut through borough Markets and walk along the Thames, which is a really nice ten minute walk.

Time to sit back and hope you enjoy the pictures, and thank you for reading.

TATE MODERN

The Eyal Ofer Galleries
BanksideLondon SE1 9TG

DATES

8 March – 9 September 2018
Advance booking recommended
Extended opening hours now booking for selected dates in May, August and September
Members early morning viewings every weekend from 08.00

PRICING

£22
FREE for Members
Members do not need to book in advance
Adult £22 (£25 with donation)
Concession £20 (£22 with donation)
Family child 12 – 18 years £5Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)