Picasso and the Masters of Print

The Higgins Bedford

15 October 2016 – 16 April 2017

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.

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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.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 11am – 5pm
Sun and Bank Holiday Mon, 2pm – 5pm

Closed Good Friday and Christmas

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