Graham Sutherland OM, 'Crucifixion' 1946
Past Event Tate Britain Talk

Picasso and Modern British Artists

2 March 2012 at 19.00–20.30
Graham Sutherland OM, Crucifixion 1946, Tate. © Tate
Graham Sutherland OM, 'Crucifixion' 1946
Graham Sutherland OM
Crucifixion 1946
© Tate

Picasso famously dismissed British art as 'sweet and pretty', but his closer relationship to, and higher regard for certain British artists tells another more nuanced story. What role have these relationships played in shaping modern visual culture as we know it? Where would British modernism be without Picasso? A panel of art historians and writers: Andrew Brighton, Rachel Flynn and Paul Edwards chaired by Joe Kerr discuss and debate the importance of Picasso's mutually inspirational relationships with Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland and Wyndham Lewis.


The Clore Auditorium

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2 March 2012 at 19.00–20.30

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