Picasso 1932: Love, Fame and Tragedy at Tate Modern

Pablo Picasso Le Rêve (The Dream) 1932 Private collection © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

It's 45 years since the death of iconic artist Pablo Picasso and to mark the occasion, London's Tate Modern will stage its first ever solo exhibition of his work in what will be one of the most ambitious shows in the museum's history.

With more than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper—including an unprecedented range of loans from collections around the world—The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy takes visitors on a month-by-month journey through 1932, a time so pivotal in Picasso's life and work that it has been called his 'year of wonders'.

The exhibition promises to strip away common myths to reveal Picasso the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness. Highlights include Girl before a Mirror, a signature painting that rarely leaves New York's Museum of Modern Art, and the legendary The Dream, exhibited in the UK for the first time.

Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions, Tate Modern, and co-curator of the exhibition, said: "Picasso famously described painting as 'just another form of keeping a diary'. This exhibition invites you to get close to the artist, to his ways of thinking and working, and to the tribulations of his personal life at a pivotal moment in his career.

"Visitors will be able to walk through twelve months of Picasso’s life and creative decision-making, to see many of his most ground-breaking and best-loved works in a surprising new light."

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy runs from 8 March – 9 September 2018 at Tate Modern. For more information visit tate.org.uk.

Cecil Beaton Pablo Picasso, rue La Boétie, 1933, Paris (c) The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's

Cecil Beaton Pablo Picasso, rue La Boétie, 1933, Paris (c) The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby's

 Pablo Picasso Girl before a Mirror (Jeune fille devant un miroir) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1623 x 1302 mm The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim 1937 © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Girl before a Mirror (Jeune fille devant un miroir) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1623 x 1302 mm The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Simon Guggenheim 1937 © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Nude in a Black Armchair (Nu au fauteuil noir) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1613 x 1295 mm Private Collection, USA © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Nude in a Black Armchair (Nu au fauteuil noir) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1613 x 1295 mm Private Collection, USA © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Nude Woman in a Red Armchair (Femme nue dans un fauteuil rouge) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1299 x 972 mm Tate. Purchased 1953 © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Nude Woman in a Red Armchair (Femme nue dans un fauteuil rouge) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1299 x 972 mm Tate. Purchased 1953 © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Nude, Green Leaves and Bust (Femme nue, feuilles et buste) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1620 x 1300 mm Private Collection © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Nude, Green Leaves and Bust (Femme nue, feuilles et buste) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1620 x 1300 mm Private Collection © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Portrait of Olga in an Armchair 1918 Oil paint on canvas 1300 x 888 mm Musée National Picasso © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Portrait of Olga in an Armchair 1918 Oil paint on canvas 1300 x 888 mm Musée National Picasso © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Reclining Nude (Femme nue couchée) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1300 x 1610 mm Private Collection © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Reclining Nude (Femme nue couchée) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1300 x 1610 mm Private Collection © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso The Crucifixion (La crucifixion) 1932 Ink on paper 345 x 505 mm Musée National Picasso © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso The Crucifixion (La crucifixion) 1932 Ink on paper 345 x 505 mm Musée National Picasso © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

 Pablo Picasso The Mirror (Le miroir) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1300 x 970 mm Private Collection © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso The Mirror (Le miroir) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1300 x 970 mm Private Collection © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso The Rescue (Le sauvetage)    1932 Oil paint on canvas 1445 x 1122 x 77 mm Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/ Basel, Sammlung Beyeler © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso The Rescue (Le sauvetage) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 1445 x 1122 x 77 mm Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/ Basel, Sammlung Beyeler © Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

 Pablo Picasso Woman on the Beach (Nu sur la plage) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 330 x 400 mm The Penrose Collection© Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017

Pablo Picasso Woman on the Beach (Nu sur la plage) 1932 Oil paint on canvas 330 x 400 mm The Penrose Collection© Succession Picasso/ DACS London, 2017