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‘Picasso 1932’ Exhibition at Tate Modern

The EY Exhibition Picasso 1932

Like modern art? Then head out of your room at Best Western Palm Hotel for the Tate Gallery on Bankside this spring where art works by one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century is on show.


Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame Tragedy’ is the highlight of the spring/summer season at Tate Bankside.  This was a year which was extremely important to Pablo Picasso. He was at the height of his fame, and his creativity knew no bounds.  Many of his most famous works were created in 1932 such as La Reve, and Picasso was experimenting in many different art mediums.  It was also a year of personal change.  He was proud and happy with his family as can be seen from the portraits of his wife and child – but he also began a passionate love affair with Marie-Therese Walter whom he met for the first time in 1932.  The exhibition provides an opportunity to see how his work progressed that year, as well as insights into his personal life with many family photographs on display.


For Picasso, 1932 was ‘a year of wonders’ and he brought that wonderment to life through his work.  As exhibition curator Achim Borchardt-Hume comments, “Picasso famously described painting as ‘just another form of keeping a diary’.  This exhibition will invite you to get close to the artist, to his ways of thinking and working, and to the tribulations of his personal life at a pivotal moment in his career’.


Visiting the exhibition while you are a resident at hotels near Wembley Stadium presents an opportunity to see works of art that are rarely on lent for exhibitions.  La Reve (The Dream) has never been on display in the UK before and La Jeune Fille Devant Un Miroir (Girl before a Mirror) is making a unique appearance for this exhibition. The three paintings featuring Picasso’s lover Marie-Therese Walter are being shown together for the first time since they were created in March 1932. 


In total, the exhibition ‘Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy’ contains over 100 works of art held in public and private collections worldwide. 


The Picasso theme continues in food!  The Tate Bankside even has one of its restaurants offering a range of Picasso inspired food for lunch or brunch.  All the food on the Picasso menu relates to regions so familiar to Picasso such as Barcelona, Paris, Malaga and Normandy.


Visiting the Tate Bankside is easy, when staying in any of the hotels in North London.  Tate Bankside is located on the southern side of the River Thames, just across the river from St Paul’s Cathedral. It is just a short walk over the bridge. Alternatively stroll along the walkways from the SouthBank Centre, enjoying the river views.

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