Exhibition: Picasso and Paper

This exhibition runs from Sat, 25th Jan 2020 to Mon, 13th Apr 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sat,
25th Jan 2020  
(10am - 6pm)  <– Today
Sun,
26th Jan 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Mon,
27th Jan 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
28th Jan 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
29th Jan 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
30th Jan 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
31st Jan 2020  
(10am - 10pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sat, 25th Jan 2020

Cost: £22


Pablo Picasso rewrote the rules of painting, but he also tore up the rulebook for paper. Bringing together 300 of the artist’s works, both on and with paper, this exhibition spans his entire prolific career and represents a significant chapter in modern art.

For Picasso, paper was more than his rehearsal room, more than just a vehicle for nascent ideas. Ever-resourceful, he used everything from café tablecloths and newspaper cuttings to antique papers with distinctive watermarks. He created sculptures with torn and burnt pieces of paper, assembled collages, worked with pastel, gouache and watercolour, and spent decades investigating an array of printmaking techniques – all on the medium of paper.

This ground-breaking exhibition charts Picasso’s ingenious use of this universal material. Spanning his entire 80-year career, it offers new insights into his creative spirit and working methods. Highlights include Women at Their Toilette (1937-8), a 4.8 metre-wide collage that will be shown in the UK for the first time in over 50 years. There will also be Cubist papier-collés (cut and pasted papers), sketchbook studies for his great masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, and documentary footage that offers a rare glimpse of Picasso at work.

Alongside a select number of key paintings and sculptures, we reveal how paper allowed Picasso to push the boundaries of thought and practice; inventing a whole universe of art as he went.


Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Royal Academy of Arts,

Burlington House,
Piccadilly,
London,
W1J 0BD

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