A month-by-month journey through Picasso’s ‘year of wonders’
The Picasso exhibition, currently showing at the Tate Modern, begins with and lingers on this quote from Picasso:
‘Essentially there is only love. Whatever it may be.
Paintings of Marie are in sensual colour harmonies; jovial, innocent and romantic. Though many of these paintings are nudes, they explore the female body in an un-perverse and innocent way – through soft, feminine colours and organic curves. Seeing these works together as a collection gives new meaning to this abstract form of artistic communication.
The exhibition left me imagining and romancing – even though there was a dark underside to Picasso’s affair – with the adultery coming to light and the birth of an illegitimate child – it was his loving eye that enabled him to create works with a reinvented hand.