PopUp Painting popped up recently to visit Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy at the Tate Modern in London. Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, known to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His style is characterized by his free spirit, eccentric style, and complete disregard for criticism to his work. His modern approach to painting was considered to be far ahead of his time. Picasso was arguably the first artist to have such a profound influence on the art world.
Commenting on the exhibition, Gareth said: “I really liked the exhibition. It was really intriguing to see the sheer volume of work Picasso produced in his ‘Year of Wonder’ – and so much of it is so wacky and vivacious.”
Annie, who also went along mentions. ”Whilst the Tate always produces an exhibition that encourages you to walk through each room. This month-by-month journey through 1932, had me bored by room 7.”
Hum! Two very different responses so far guys. Lets take a look at what became their fav on display!
Yellow Belt, 1932
This piece tickled both of the team. (Pst! Any resemblances to the ‘Belly’s gonna get ya’ advert)
Portrait of Olga in an armchair, 1917
One of Picasso’s earlier works. Which featured in his June 1932 retrosprective. He chose to mix up works from different time periods in a dense hang, and did not provide dates of individual works. His family here was pride of place. (Despite Walter’s featuring throughout).
Annie says: ‘This piece of Olga was probably one of my favourites. My eyes were gratful to see something that wasn’t expressing strange bulging forms with protuding penile extentions.’
Nude Woman in Red Armchair, 1932
Surprise! Another nude woman..Guess who it is! This was one of the few large-scale painting of the summer. Created without preparatory drawings and with his paint and line flowing more sensually. An X-ray f this painting revealed that it was almost certainly done in a single fast pace session.