A Stroll Around the ‘Picasso and Paper’ Exhibition

On a recent trip to London (before all the chaos ensued), my mum and I decided to use a Sunday morning to visit one of our favourite London galleries. A real institution, the Royal Academy of Arts is a treat for the eyes, situated within a gorgeous courtyard setting just a few moments walk from Regent Street. We have been visiting this gallery for many years and they host one of my favourite exhibitions of the year every year – The Summer Exhibition, however, this time we were there to see the work of someone who is ever so slightly famous in the world of art, of course it was Picasso.

‘Picasso and Paper’ was an unconventional exhibition that took in his obsession with the medium and possibilities of paper. He drew on it, sculpted it, studied it and made masterpieces with it. We were so intrigued to see this different sort of Picasso exhibition – this was not a typical showcase of bright, abstracted faces and shapes, although a few did feature. Today I am sharing my pictures of the exhibition in the hope that it can provide creative inspiration and escape for any of you little artists with exhibition withdrawal symptoms.

‘An artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.‘ – Pablo Picasso

Before the Royal Academy of Arts closed its doors they managed to film a virtual walk around of this exhibition, which you can view on Youtube here.

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