Picasso and paper

10 April 2020

‘One of my recent regrets’ says Materially Speaking’s Sarah ‘was not getting to the Picasso and Paper exhibition at the Royal Academy in London before lockdown. So I was thrilled to find a great little video (just three minutes long) in which Ann Dumas, the curator, gives a fascinating overview of the show.’

As Ann says, ‘Picasso was interested in paper all his life; all different kinds of paper.’ This exhibition displays over 320 works which Picasso made between the ages of nine to 92 showing his experiments with everything from newsprint and napkins to decorative wallpaper and printmaking. He tore, burnt, and even sculpted with paper. So check out this lovely overview on the RA’s website. It might even have you digging out your scissors.

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