Tate Britain Conference

Symposium: Picasso, Picabia, Ernst new perspectives

[Left] The Three Dancers, Pablo Picasso, 1925 (T00729), © Succession Picasso/DACS 2016 [Centre] The Handsome Pork-Butcher, Francis Picabia, c.1924-6, c.1929-35 (T07108), © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016 [Right] Celebes, Max Ernst, 1921 (T01988), © ADA

[Left] Pablo Picasso The Three Dancers 1925 (T00729), © Succession Picasso/DACS 2016

[Centre] Francis Picabia The Handsome Pork-Butcher c.1924-6, c.1929-35 (T07108), © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

[Right] Max Ernst Celebes 1921 (T01988), © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2016

All photography: © Tate 2016

Gain a new perspective of some of Tate’s key paintings

New perspectives on some of Tate’s key paintings by Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso and Max Ernst are presented, as the conclusion of a two-year study into their history, context, materials and techniques. The project was carried out by Tate paintings conservator Annette King, funded by the Clothworkers Foundation, London, working with Tate conservation scientists Dr Joyce Townsend and Dr Bronwyn Ormsby. A number of international art historians, conservators and conservation scientists present new research into Picasso and Picabia, covering both their early and later periods of painting. 

The twelve presentations are followed by a discussion, then drinks in the Clore foyer.

Delegates (except concessions) receive a copy of the edited postprints, published by Archetype and edited by Annette King, Joyce Townsend and Adele Wright, in summer 2017. Further copies will be available from Archetype.

Download the full event programme, (PDF, 176.05 KB). 

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25 November 2016 at 09.00–19.30

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