Tate Modern is staging its first ever solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work, Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy. The show, which runs from March 8 – September 9, features more than 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper and takes visitors on a journey through a pivotal and tumultuous year in the life of the great artist. In 1932, Picasso created some of his most revered works, from Nude Woman in a Red Armchair to his series of ink drawings of the Crucifixion. Other highlights of the show include Girl Before a Mirror, loaned from New York’s The Museum of Modern Art, and The Dream, which has never been exhibited in the UK before.
Achim Borchardt-Hume, director of exhibitions at Tate Modern and co-curator of the exhibition, said: ‘Picasso famously described painting as “just another form of keeping a diary”. This exhibition invites 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. Visitors will be able to walk through 12 months of Picasso’s life and creative decision-making, to see many of his most ground-breaking and best-loved works in a surprising new light.’
See below for a gallery of paintings that feature in the exhibition.