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Picasso and Paper
Now on - Apr 13, 2020

This exhibition shows Picasso's relationship to the universal medium of paper and reveals his remarkable ability to create fascinating art from the simplest resources. Bringing together more than 300 works and spanning the entirety of Picasso's career, this groundbreaking exhibition will lay bare the workings of one of the greatest artistic minds of the 20th century.

Some of the artist's most enduring ideas were developed through drawing after drawing, but for Picasso, this was just the start of paper's endless possibilities. From sketches on paper napkins to the monumental 4.8-metre collage Femme à leur toilette, these works illustrate the artist's fascination with paper.

Included in the exhibition are sketchbooks, poems, and letters that reveal intimate insights into the artist's life, as well as remarkable documentary footage offering a rare glimpse of a genius at work.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London and the Cleveland Museum of Art in partnership with the Musée national Picasso-Paris.

Image credit:

Pablo Picasso, Femmes à leur toilette, Paris, winter 1937–38

Collage of cut-out wallpapers with gouache on paper pasted onto canvas, 299 x 448 cm

Musée national Picasso-Paris. Pablo Picasso Gift in Lieu, 1979. MP176

Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée national Picasso-Paris) / Adrien Didierjean

© Succession Picasso/DACS 2019


Visit Britain's oldest fine art society at the Royal Academy of Arts, and see 250 years of masterful art from internationally-renowned artists, lesser-known geniuses, and burgeoning talents. Check out incredible exhibitions teeming with jaw-dropping art, hear from the artists and curators behind them, socialise in amazing spaces and lots more.

The Royal Academy of Arts has been championing art and artists for 250 years and is Britain's oldest institution devoted entirely to the arts. A privately funded and governed society, it is the society for artists by artists.

Discover impressive work in the Academy's permanent free collection or visit one of their renowned temporary exhibitions.

There's always something new to see at the Royal Academy, so keep an eye on the exhibitions and dive in when the artistic itch strikes!

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The Royal Academy of Arts
Piccadilly, W1J 0BD, London
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Insider tip

The Royal Academy's location at Burlington House is also the home of the Linnean Society, where Charles Darwin first presented his paradigm-shattering theory of evolutionary biology.

Ratings & reviews
200 Reviews

Feb 16, 2020
great show
Feb 9, 2020
Outstanding collection of Picasso on paper, thoroughly enjoyed it
Feb 5, 2020
All went smoothly... show slightly disappointing as over curated for its ‘educational’ value

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