TALK | Picasso's portraits: A Curator's Perspective, by Elizabeth Cowling
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TALK | Picasso's portraits: A Curator's Perspective, by Elizabeth Cowling

TALK | Picasso's portraits: A Curator's Perspective, by Elizabeth Cowling

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Curator Elizabeth Cowling takes us behind the scenes and reveals the story behind the making of the National Portrait Gallery's 'Picasso Portraits' exhibition. This major show focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers, revealing his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory. Forming the displays are portraits from all periods of the artist's career and in all media, from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases, some of which have never been shown in the United Kingdom before.

Includes wine and nibbles.


Images: Woman in a Hat (Olga) by Pablo Picasso, 1935. © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Droits reserves. Portrait of Olga Picasso by Pablo Picasso, 1923 © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2016.


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