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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