The first exhibition to explore Pablo Picasso’s lifelong connections with Britain is the highlight of the summer season at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2012.
Picasso & Modern British Art examines Picasso’s evolving critical reputation here and British artists’ responses to his work. Originating at Tate Britain, this pioneering show marks the first time that the two organisations have collaborated on a major exhibition.
The exhibition comprises over 150 works from major public and private collections around the world, including over 60 works by Picasso. Highlights include masterpieces from all periods of his career, such as his great 1925 painting, The Three Dancers, which the Tate acquired from the artist following his 1960 exhibition,and major cubist paintings from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Among the British artists for whom Picasso proved an important stimulus, and whose work is included in the show, are Duncan Grant, Wyndham Lewis, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore and Francis Bacon.