Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Courtauld Gallery

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.

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