What to see this week

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Pi­casso: Mino­taurs and Mata­dors is at Gagosian, 20 Grosvenor Hill, Lon­don W1 un­til Au­gust 25 (www.gagosian.com; 020–7495 1500)

Cu­rated by Pi­casso’s bi­og­ra­pher Sir John Richard­son, this show traces the artist’s fas­ci­na­tion with the an­cient rit­u­als of his Span­ish her­itage, no­tably bull­fight­ing. Mata­dors, pic­a­dors, horses and bulls re­curred through­out his ca­reer, and dur­ing the 1930s—a tu­mul­tuous pe­riod in his life —the im­agery in­fused mytho­log­i­cal and bi­o­graph­i­cal com­po­si­tions and in­spired his il­lus­trated books, po­etry, set de­signs, sculp­ture, ce­ram­ics, the cel­e­brated Vol­lard Suite of prints and mas­ter­pieces such as La mino­tau­ro­machie and Guer­nica. An il­lus­trated cat­a­logue ac­com­pa­nies the show.

Be­yond Bor­ough is at Water­house & Dodd, 47 Albe­marle Street, Lon­don W1 May 9-June 2 (www.wa­ter­house­dodd. com; 020–7734 7800)

Mark­ing the 60th an­niver­sary of David Bomberg’s death, this ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plores his in­flu­ence on a gen­er­a­tion of artists in­spired by, though not part of, the Bor­ough Group as­so­ci­ated with Bomberg, whose pupils in­cluded Frank Auer­bach and Leon Kos­soff. As well as pieces by Bomberg him­self, the show in­cludes works by his close pupils Dorothy Mead and Miles Rich­mond, and by painters such as Les­lie Marr and Den­nis Cr­effield, who are still paint­ing and per­pet­u­at­ing his legacy to­day.

The Po­etry of Philip Sut­ton RA is at Sladers Yard, West Bay, Brid­port, Dorset un­til June 18. (www.slader­syard.co.uk; 01308 459511)

Philip Sut­ton’s paint­ings have a free­dom and clar­ity rem­i­nis­cent of Matisse. Born in 1928, he stud­ied at the Slade along with Craigie Aitchi­son, Euan Uglow and Michael An­drews, later teach­ing there, and was elected a mem­ber of the Lon­don Group in 1956 and a Royal Aca­demi­cian in 1988. He made his name in the 1960s with his land­scapes of Australia and Fiji, later spend­ing time and paint­ing ex­ten­sively in Crete, Corn­wall, Ire­land, Wales, and Dorset, where he was born and now lives. Com­mis­sions have in­cluded ta­pes­tries, a poster for Lon­don Trans­port and stamps for the Post Of­fice. He will give a talk at Sladers Yard on May 5 at 6.30pm.

(1970) is part of Lon­don Gagosian’s ‘Pi­casso: Mino­taurs and Mata­dors’ ex­hi­bi­tion Torero

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