Tate Modern is currently staging its first ever solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso. The show focuses on works he produced in 1932, and includes over 100 paintings, drawings and sculptures plus family photographs as well as three paintings of his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter, produced in just five days.
Many of the paintings are voluptuous and curvaceous, and include elements of both cubism and surrealism, while the colour palette veers from dark reds, blues and greens to soft yellows and lilacs.
We couldn’t resist putting together some interior inspiration reflecting Picasso’s use of colour and forms... we also went in search of the perfect red chair!
He often referenced harlequins in his work including this painting of his young son. These geometric patterned rugs create a striking centre piece using a subtle harlequin motif.
Cushions, throws and soft furnishings are a quick and easy way of introducing a new thematic colour scheme, or for a seasonal update to your interior... we have selected three fabrics reflecting the mood of these Picasso paintings.
Farrow & Ball create wallpapers and paints based around historic colours, and have produced artist inspired schemes for a number of art galleries... we chose these colours in particular as they reminded us of Picasso's 1930's colour palette.
Alongside the exhibition, Tate Modern is serving a special artist-inspired menu and we’ve picked out a few table setting ideas which we think would do justice to a Catalan menu... not forgetting the classic striped napkin in honour of Picasso’s love of the Breton T-shirt!
THE EY EXHIBITION
PICASSO 1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY
TATE MODERN UNTIL 9 SEPTEMBER 2018
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