Pi­casso por­traits il­lus­trate ex­tra­or­di­nary range of artist

Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, Lon­don Show­ing from: 6 Oc­to­ber 2016 - 5 Fe­bru­ary 2017

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Pi­casso Por­traits will in­clude over 75 por­traits by the artist in all me­dia, rang­ing from well-known mas­ter­pieces to works that have never been shown in Bri­tain be­fore. The works epit­o­mise the as­ton­ish­ing va­ri­ety and in­no­va­tion of his art and fo­cuses on the artist’s por­trayal of fam­ily, friends and lovers. All phases of the artist’s ca­reer will be rep­re­sented, from the re­al­ist por­traits of his boy­hood to the more ges­tu­ral can­vases of his old age. It is the first large-scale ex­hi­bi­tion de­voted to his por­trai­ture since Pi­casso and Por­trai­ture at the Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, New York and the Grand Palais, Paris in 1996.

Dr Nicholas Cul­li­nan, Di­rec­tor, Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, Lon­don, says: ‘ We are de­lighted to stage Pi­casso Por­traits at the Na­tional Por­trait Gallery, a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Museu Pi­casso, Barcelona, which fo­cuses on the artist’s rein­ven­tion of time-hon­oured con­ven­tions of por­trai­ture, his ge­nius for car­i­ca­ture, and the ex­tra­or­di­nary range of styles he em­ployed across all me­dia and from all pe­ri­ods of his ca­reer.’

Left: Pablo Pi­casso, Woman in a Hat (Olga) 1935; Cen­tre Pom­pi­dou, Paris.

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