Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Picasso & Modern British Art


A fine selection of artworks by The Master given context by being hung alongside contemporary images he exhibited next to. 

Not a huge amount of Picasso that I hadn't seen previously, but it is always a treat to revisit his paintings and also to be reminded of other favourites I hadn't looked at for some time - Ben Nicholson, Graham Sutherland and Ian Gibson... I mean Wyndham Lewis!

Seriously. Why had I never noticed to similarities in drawing style between IG and WL?


It was a rare and pleasant surprise to see how well reproduced the catalogue is after many years decrying Tate's output. The number of times I have been blown away by an exhibitions at Tate Modern and skipped giddily into the gift shop only to recoils at the catalogue I had hoped to treasure must run into double figures by now, but this one is beautiful.

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