Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 26TH MAY 2013

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, Somerset House, Covent Garden, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
 
 
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Daily 10am-6pm; last admission 5.30pm
 
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£6 (Adults), £4.50 (Concessions)
 

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Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901The year is 1901 and the 19-year-old Pablo Picasso is a relatively unknown artist outside Barcelona. All this was about to change as this Courtauld Gallery exhibition reveals. Focussing on the remarkable story of the Spanish artist's breakthrough year, Becoming Picasso gives visitors an opportunity to experience the artist's very first masterpieces which mark the beginnings of his famous 'blue period'. On 24th June 1901, Picasso's first major exhibition opened at a gallery on rue Lafitte in Paris, marking the beginning of Picasso's meteoric rise to becoming one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

 

About The Courtauld Institute Of Art

Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed at the Courtauld in the Strand Block of the glorious, 18th century Somerset House. More about The Courtauld Institute Of Art

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Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901  Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Self-Portrait (Yo), 1901, Oil on board, 51.4 x 31.1 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence  

   
Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 - Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Self-Portrait (Yo), 1901, Oil on board, 51.4 x 31.1 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Self-Portrait (Yo), 1901, Oil on board, 51.4 x 31.1 cm. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence 


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A Civic Utopia: Architecture And The City In France, 1765-1837A Civic Utopia: Architecture And The City In France, 1765-1837An exhibition of architectural drawings of public building and public space in France.2016-12-07T10:00:00+00002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Courtauld Institute Of Art,   Somerset House  Strand    WC2R 1LA
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A Civic Utopia: Architecture And The City In France, 1765-1837
Rodin And Dance: The Essence Of MovementRodin And Dance: The Essence Of MovementA series of experimental sculptures known as the Dance Movements which offer a rare glimpse into Rodin's unique working practices are shown alongside drawing exploring movement and new forms of dance.2016-12-07T10:00:00+00002017-01-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Courtauld Institute Of Art,   Somerset House  Strand    WC2R 1LA
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Rodin And Dance: The Essence Of Movement

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