Paris and London to host an exhibition of Picasso's 'year of wonders'
Paris and London are set to host an exhibition of Pablo Picasso's 'year of wonders,' which will take visitors on a month-by-month journey through 1932. This is the year that the artist was in the throes of an affair with Marie-Thérèse Walter, and he was inspired by his happiness to create over 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper.
The exhibition is called Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy, and it takes visitors through what was an extraordinary year for Picasso. He created some of his best-loved works, and cemented his celebrity status as the most influential artist of the early 20th century. Over the course of this year, he created confident colour-saturated portraits and surrealist drawings, developing ideas from the voluptuous sculptures he made at his newly-acquired country estate.
More than 100 works will be exhibited in London and Paris, including the famous Le Rêve (The Dream), a desire-filled painting of Marie-Thérèse that has never been shown before in the UK. Also being loaned is Jeune Fille Devant un Miroir (Girl Before a Mirror), which belongs to MoMA in New York and rarely travels.
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