The Courtauld Gallery Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901
Becoming Picasso Paris 1901

14th Feb - 26th May 2013

It was the year that the ambitious nineteen-year-old launched his career in Paris with an exhibition that would set him on course to become one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
 
In the second half of 1901, Picasso radically changed the direction of his art, heralding the beginning  of his now famous Blue period.
 
Inspired partly by the recent suicide of a close friend, Picasso produced a group of profoundly moving paintings of melancholic figures that are considered to be among his first masterpieces.