Introduction

Pablo Picasso, 'Weeping Woman' 1937

Pablo Picasso
Weeping Woman 1937
Oil on canvas
support: 608 x 500 mm frame: 847 x 739 x 86 mm
Accepted by H.M. Government in lieu of tax with additional payment (Grant-in-Aid) made with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1987© Succession Picasso/DACS 2002

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DLA Piper Series: The Twentieth Century: How it looked and how it felt presents major works of art from the Tate collection across three floors of the Gallery, forming the largest single display to date of the Collection at Tate Liverpool.

Presenting important historic, modern and contemporary works the display explores the art of the twentieth century, and its legacies in the twenty-first, focusing on the development of figurative and abstract art.

The display is arranged thematically and divided into two main sections: Figurative Art on the first floor and Abstraction on the second floor. In each, a series of themed rooms present a rich variety of approaches to figuration and abstraction, revealing a century of influences, connections and continuities.

On the ground floor, two consecutive solo exhibitions present work by major British artists – opening with abstract artist Bridget Riley in September 2007, followed by figurative artist Stanley Spencer in January 2008.