Many people associate Pablo Picasso solely with cubism and abstraction; the Guernica’s, The Weeping Woman and Demoiselles d’Avignon of this world. But this assumption would merely scratch the surface of Picasso’s achievements across his extraordinary career. No artist can arrive at a signature style without a sense of progression and development and that is what this exhibition aims to show. It brings together many of the major paintings displayed at Picasso’s début exhibition in which he was aided by legendary dealer Ambroise Vollard in the summer of 1901. Focusing exclusively on paintings created in this year, the exhibition displays eighteen works of art believed to signal the “birth of Picasso’s artistic genius”.
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