Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon and a whole new generation of women artists among others explore figurative painting of the human, and in so doing revolutionise the painterly expression of the physicality of the human body.
We may also bump into Anthea Hamilton’s performance, currently also at the Tate Britain. The artists was Turner nominee in 2016 and is revisiting 1960s / 1970s performance with humour!
Dates: Wednesday 16th May or Tuesday 22nd May 10.30 am (further dates on request)
A new landmark in the London landscape: an award-winning tower by Ben Van Berket. We will visit the tower itself, including the spectacular penthouse with extraordinary vistas, and have a private view of works by portrait photographer Alistair Morrison. Victoria Miro Wharf Road is a stone’s throw away too, so close it would be hard to resist looking at its new exhibition too!
Dates: Thursday 19 April (evening) and Monday 23 April (12.30 pm) (other dates on request, including weekends) Venue: Angel (SE1) Duration: 1.30 hour approx.
PICASSO 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy opens this month at the Tate Modern with more than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper – all created in a single annus mirabilis.
Pablo Picasso is always ten years ahead of us, Modigliani said, and inscribed his own portrait of the master with the single word savoir. Picasso continues to inspire daily many contemporary artists, David Hockney and George Condo to name but two.
His extraordinary career spanned 75 years – even as a child he was a better draughtsman than most adults. His work is usually divided into a Blue Period and a Rose Period, followed by primitivism and cubism, then classicism, surrealism, wartime and, finally, Late Works.
Before we start on the exhibition I will describe a few landmarks in his art to help you get your bearings, focusing on the years leading up to 1932 and why this was so pivotal for him, both personally and as an artist.
This much anticipated exhibition is the chance to (re-)discover Picasso’s explosive energy. And there is also much to surprise anyone who thinks they already have him nailed down!