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Picasso’s Lovers: Goddesses or Doormats? With Patrick Bade
Thu 1 December 2016, 18:30 – 20:15 GMT
"For me there are only two kinds of women — goddesses and doormats” said Picasso to his 21–year old new love Françoise Gilot.
Artists from Rembrandt to Lucien Freud have depicted the women in their lives with obsessive detail and emotion. Picasso's portraits of the women in his life life reflect his complex relationships. With each step in the evolution of his visual language,he painted his changing view of the ideal woman.
Author and art historian Patrick Bade takes us through Picasso’s lifetime of lovers and muses, from the poignant to the brutal.
Evening event with wine & nibbles.
National Portrait Gallery: Picasso Portraits (6 October 2016 – 5 February 2017)
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