Picasso and Modern British Art

David Hockney is not the only British artist to develop a Picasso obsession.

A century ago, the Spanish artist had a coterie of British fans: Roger Fry was showing his works in London and Clive Bell was hailing him as 'one of the most inventive minds in Europe' and 'a master of the modern movement'.Picasso also had a huge impact on the leading artists who evolved a particularly British form of Modernism. Duncan Grant, Wyndham Lewis, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon and Graham Sutherland all responded to Picasso's images in various ways, while some in the British art establishment, such as Alfred Munnings, thundered against Picasso's 'damned nonsense'.After Tate Britain, the exhibition will tour to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Don't miss

The exhibition will feature 150 works of art drawn from public and private collections around the world. Sixty of them will be by Picasso, including Cubist canvases that were shown in Roger Fry's two Post-Impressionism exhibitions, and the ArtFunded Weeping Woman, once owned by Roland Penrose. Tate video introducing Picasso and Modern British Art

Venue details

Tate Britain Millbank London SW1P 4RG 020 7887 8888 www.tate.org.uk

Entry details

£7 with National Art pass (full price £14)

Open daily from 10am until 6pm

Final admission to the exhibition is at 5.15pm

Call 020 7887 8888 or visit the Tate online booking site.

What the critics say


A handful of things tell us how Hirst began, another handful the state of his imaginings in 2006-9


In many ways this is a difficult show, but I left it with a sense of Hirst as an artist whose moral stature can no longer be questioned.


Not only do we follow the rise and fall of the school against a backdrop of Germany's hyperinflation and the rise of Nazism but it is also a reminder what art schools could be like.