Picasso: Challenging the Past

The National Gallery’s fascinating new exhibition explores Pablo Picasso’s attempt to challenge the works of the Old Masters through his own paintings. Picasso and The Old Masters The exhibition features around 60 major works by Picasso, who is widely recognised as the most important artist of the 20th century. Renowned for creating the Cubist movement, Picasso experimented with a wide range of styles throughout his career. He was particularly passionate about the grand European painting, and regularly visited the Louvre and Prado for inspiration. This outstanding collection of his work focuses on how Picasso sought to challenge the likes of Rembrandt, Manet and Cézanne. Major Picasso Exhibition in London The Old Masters had a huge influence on Picasso’s work, and he transformed their themes and techniques into something very different. The exhibition is arranged in sections that illustrate these themes, including: * The self portrait * The male portrait * The female nude * The still life * The seated female figure There will also be examples of Picasso’s later work on display, where he parodied great works of the past, such as Manet’s Déjeuner sur l’Herbe. The Old Masters at London’s National Gallery The National Gallery is one of London’s top attractions. It houses a huge collection of Old Master paintings, many of which are referenced in this new exhibition. Along with important contributions from other galleries, they offer a unique insight into Picasso’s fascination with art of the past.

Duration 09 February 2009 - 07 June 2009
Times 25 Feb - 18 May 2009 Mon - Thu, Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM; 19 May - 07 Jun 2009 Mon, Tue, Thu - Sun 10:
Cost £12.00 full price childdren freeStudents/unemployed/12-18s: £6.00 concession
Venue National Gallery
Address Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN, ,
Contact 0844 2091778 / / www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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