‘Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.
On display will be portraits from all periods of Picasso’s career and in all media, from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. The works on show will range from celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time.’ NPG
An incredible exhibition and can’t wait to go back having lucky enough to going during the preview. I fell in love with several of Picasso’s portraits which I haven’t seen before. The portraits emit so much emotion and power, each and everyone delivered in a variety of style and medium and showing the relationship and bond between the artist and sitter.
London is full with so many exciting exhibits, there simply aren’t enough hours in my day between the children, work and London life. I could spend days wandering the streets, going in and out of every gallery, showroom, shop, public space – the list goes on and on and on. London is a city which never ends…