Picasso and the Masters of Print
15 Oct 2016 – 16 Apr 2017
Free to all
The exhibition boasts some of the most important prints from the artist's prolific career.
The exhibition showcases the variety of printmaking techniques that Picasso used. His works are contextualised with other prints spanning half a millennium, produced by Rembrandt, Dürer, Warhol, Matisse, Paula Rego and Mark Hearld.
The Frugal Meal – a haunting depiction of an emaciated couple sitting in a café in Montmarte – was Picasso's last print from his Blue Period. Despite being only his second attempt at etching, it is considered a graphic art masterpiece.
Still Life with Glass under a Lamp is also shown. Created by the artist while in his 80s, he devised a revolutionary method that re-used the same block rather than separate ones for each colour.