This new Picasso exhibition is set to go on display at the National Gallery from the 3rd June until the 9th October.

Pablo Picasso Woman with a Book, 1932
The Norton Simon Foundation
© Succession Picasso/DACS 2021 / photo The Norton Simon Foundation 

The National Gallery’s latest display will unite Picasso’s ‘Woman with a Book’ (1932) from the Norton Simon Museum, California, will be brought together with the painting that inspired it, ‘Madame Moitessier’ by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

This exhibition will explore Picasso’s affinity with Ingres and the way in which he would reference the artist’s work, providing visitors the opportunity to compare the two works and to engage with the two pieces of art in a different way.

Talking about the display, National Gallery Director D Gabriele Finaldi said:”I am delighted our exceptional collaboration with the Norton Simon Museum brings together Ingres and Picasso in a face off that demonstrates the ongoing dialogue between artists of different times. Picasso makes us look again at Ingres, and Ingres helps us to understand Picasso.”

Picasso Ingres: Face to Face is on display at the National Gallery from the 3rd of June until the 9th October.


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