Picasso and Modern British Art

Posted on: February 21st, 2012

Picasso remains the twentieth century’s single most important artistic figure, a towering genius who changed the face of modern art. Tate Britain’s exhibition Picasso and Modern British Art explores his extensive legacy and influence on British art, how this played a role in the acceptance of modern art in Britain, alongside the fascinating story of Picasso’s lifelong connections to and affection for this country.

The exhibition will include 150 spectacular artworks, offering a rare opportunity to see some of the most celebrated artworks. Picasso’s works will be displayed alongside seven of Picasso’s British admirers, including Duncan Grant, Wyndham Lewis, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland and David Hockney. Picasso and Modern British Art is the first exhibition to trace Picasso’s rise in Britain as a figure of both controversy and celebrity. The exhibition is on until the 15th July 2012.