Picasso remains the twentieth centuryâ€™s single most important artistic figure, a towering genius who changed the face of modern art. Tate Britainâ€™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 Picassoâ€™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. Picassoâ€™s works will be displayed alongside seven of Picassoâ€™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 Picassoâ€™s rise in Britain as a figure of both controversy and celebrity. The exhibition is on until the 15th July 2012.