Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 – In Context

Saturday, 27 April 2013, 10.30 – 16.30


The year 1901 marked a pivotal moment in Pablo Picasso’s developing artistic career.  For him, as for many ambitious artists of his and earlier generations, Paris was the European art capital and we will explore what promises and realities the city held around the turn of the century.  We will also trace the sources of Picasso’s emerging Symbolism in the art of Edward Burne-Jones, Gauguin and the Nabis, and look at its full expression in the paintings of his subsequent ‘blue period’.

Confirmed speakers include the exhibition curator Dr Barnaby Wright, curators Dr Rachel Sloan and Dr Anne Robbins, art historians Lois Oliver and Dr Charlotte de Mille, and classical guitarist Matthew Robinson.



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