Visited the excellent “Becoming Picasso” exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery. (A little tip – it’s only £3 on a Monday rather than the full price of £6). The exhibition includes work from his breakthrough year of 1901 and includes pieces from his famous ‘Blue’ period such as ‘Harlequin andCompanion’ and ‘Child with a Dove’. All well worth seeing.
The real surprise was the permanent collection, which included a fantastic Modigliani ‘Female Nude Sitting’, a Van Gough self-portrait, and Monet’s ‘A Bar at the Folies-Bergère’ none of which I expected to see. I know this is a terrible photograph of a fantastic work of art but I could not resist including it.