30 October 2012

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Happy Birthday Pablo Picasso Born This Week In 1881

Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth – Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain in 1881. He spent most of his working life in Paris and the South of France. Regarded as the forefather of the Cubist movement, Picasso’s revolutionary artistic achievements position him as one of the most […]

19 August 2012

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Early Pablo Picasso Portrait Loaned To London’s National Gallery

A rarely exhibited portrait of Bibi la Purée, a famous reprobate in turn-of-the century Paris, was painted by the 20-year-old Picasso when he returned to Paris in 1901 to prepare his first exhibition in the city at Galerie Vollard.Bibi la Purée was a picturesque figure in the bohemian circles of Montmartre and the Latin Quarter. […]

22 July 2012

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Guernica 75 Years of Impact for Picasso’s Greatest Painting

2012 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most infamous moments of the Spanish Civil War and the European inter-war period.  On 26 April 1937, at the request of military dictator Francisco Franco, Hitler’s Luftwaffe bombed the Basque city of Guernica.  While certainly a tragedy, the attack was not the most deadly of the […]

11 May 2012

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Happy Birthday Salvador Dali

  One of the most well-known artists in history, Salvador Dali, was born on 11 May 1904 in the town of Figueres in the Catalonian province of Spain.  Equally celebrated and reviled, this mustachioed Spaniard has become an icon of the art historical canon remembered both for his bizarre art and bizarre personality. At 18 […]

16 February 2012

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Picasso Masterpiece Guernica Exhibited In UK Car Showroom

Pablo Picasso’s Guernica is among the most revered masterpieces of modern art; but, it turns out, the last time it was exhibited in the UK was in a humble Manchester car show room! This is was in 1939, when the monumental painting was entrusted to a group of young artists and political activists who casually […]

14 February 2012

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Bag Your Own Picasso At 20 21 International Art Fair

Sixth edition of 20/21 International Art Fair boasts international dealers peddling art by world class artists This weekend, the 20/21 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR is the only place to be if you’re an Art lovin’ Londoner. Taking place at the Royal College of Art, in Kensington Gore, London SW7, from 16 – 19 February 2012, the fair […]

10 February 2012

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Artist And Friend of Picasso William Theophilus Brown Dies

William ‘Theophilus’ Brown, a painter closely associated with the San Francisco Bay area’s ‘figurative’ movement, has died aged 92 Brown was key artist of the figurative movement during the mid-20th century when artists moved away from extreme abstractionism to incorporate elements of realism in their portraits, landscapes and still-lifes. His work is exhibited internationally, including […]

3 February 2012

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Munich Exhibition To Reveal Truth About Picasso’s Women

Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne to host major new exhibition placing the work of Picasso, Max Beckmann, Willem de Kooning alongside one another to explore their depiction of women This March, Munich’s Pinakothek der Moderne will stage a major exhibition investigating the role of the female figure in the works of three of the most influential […]

1 October 2011

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Artist As Jeweler Picasso to Koons

New Exhibition explores the blur zone between fine art and Jewelry making A new exhibition exploring the relationship between key artists and jewelry is currently being mounted at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons and Anish Kapoor are some of […]

21 June 2011

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Lord Attenborough Donates Picasso to Leicester Museum

Lord and Lady Attenborough, have loaned 140 Picasso ceramics to the city of Leicester to be displayed at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Attenborough has been instrumental in raising the funds for this building and his continuing support has allowed the museum to develop and widen the programmes. When Richard and his wife […]