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Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy at Tate Modern

We take a look at the Tate Modern’s newest major exhibition.

Dalziel & Pow
By Dalziel & Pow
Posted 24. 04. 2018
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The Tate Modern’s newest major exhibition, 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy, features an outstanding body of work from one of the 20th century’s most famed artists, Pablo Picasso. Unusually, the exhibition tracks one particularly prolific year (1932) in the life of the Spanish artist. We were astounded at just how much art Picasso made in that one year – some paintings, sculptures and drawings were all completed on the same day!

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The artworks’ visceral strokes of colour, undulating shapes and exquisite interpretations of the human form (complete with many phallic symbols), mostly tell the story of Picasso’s love affair with his mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. The affair reached its height in 1932 and ultimately led to the demise of his marriage with Olga Khoklova.

Tickets cost £22 and the show is on until 9th September.

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