Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth13 March -17 July 2022
Tickets: £13/£12 concessions
FREE for Members and UEA/NUA Student Members* (plus £1.50 booking fee for non-members)
50% off for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members
Tickets may be pre-booked before arrival with a specific time slot, walk-in tickets available subject to availability
A focussed exhibition which looks at the early artistic formation of Pablo Picasso, from his teenage years to his thirties (1896 – 1914).
The exhibition traces the artist’s progress, from his childhood in Malaga to his rise in Paris as acknowledged leader of the international avant-garde. It compares his achievement with the artists he admired and made use of, including Monet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Gauguin and Redon. Rarely seen paintings and drawings will be shown alongside more familiar works.
Picasso had mastered a variety of styles depicting a wide range of subject matter before he had even turned 20, a greater accomplishment than most artists could ever hope to achieve. By concentrating on this formative stage, The Legacy of Youth demonstrates how Picasso freely appropriated material from diverse cultures while developing a visual language rich in personal symbolism.
With over 20 works by Picasso including paintings, drawings and prints, the exhibition shows how the young artist embraced successive styles at large in the art world of his time. It recreates the freshness of Picasso’s stylistic encounter with Impressionism, Symbolism and Post-Impressionism.
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- Filming is not permitted in the gallery.
Quote: Professor Paul Greenhalgh
Image: Jardin Public, Pablo Picasso, 1901 © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2022
“We tend to forget that Picasso wasn’t simply a figurehead of the Modern Age. He grew up in the 19th century: the extraordinary mixture of values that was fin de siècle Europe penetrated deep into his personality, remaining with him through his life”