Le R%C3%AAve (The Dream) 1932

A new exhibition will be launched at London's Tate Modern next spring which will focus on a pivotal year in the artist Picasso's life.

The exhibition, The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy, will open in 8th March 2018 and will run until 9th September 2018.

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy

In the year 1932, Picasso created some of his best loved works from the confident colour-saturated portraits to surrealist drawings, and developing ideas from the voluptuous sculptures he had made at his newly acquired country house.

In his personal life, Picasso kept a delicate balance between tending to his wife Olga Khokhlova and their 11 year old son Paulo, and his passionate love affair with Marie-Therese Walter, who was 28 years his junior.

The exhibition will bring his complex artistic and personal dynamics to life with a range of loans from collections from around the world, including many record-breaking works previously held in private hands.

It was also during that year that Picasso, in collaboration with Christian Zervos, embarked on the first volume of what remains the most ambitious catalogue of an artist’s work ever made, listing more than 16,000 paintings and drawings.

More than 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper will be on display and will demonstrate his inventive character and strip away the myths to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity.

Highlights will include Jeune fille devant un miroir (Girl before a Mirror), a virtuoso masterpiece depicting the artist’s muse in ecstatic reverie, which has never been exhibited in the UK before.

The exhibition comes as part of a six-year arts partnership between Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY) and the Tate.

For groups

Group visits can be arranged for free or you can book a private tour.

Discounts are available on special exhibitions for groups of 10 or more.

For more information, visit www.tate.org.uk.

Photo credit © Succession Picasso/DACS 2017