Exhibition Films

The Old Masters
After the Second World War, Picasso’s dialogue with the work of other artists intensified and became explicit when he painted free variations after particular old-master paintings. Curator Elizabeth Cowling explores Picasso’s responses to portraits by Velázquez and Rembrandt.

 

Introduction

Professor Elizabeth Cowling (Exhibition Curator), Nicholas Cullinan (Director, National Portrait Gallery) and…

Early Self- portraits

The largest concentration of Picasso’s self-portraits belongs to his early career. Exploiting the genre to…

Caricatures

“All good portraits are in some degree caricatures,” said Picasso. Curator Elizabeth Cowling explores the…

Experiments in Style

Curator Elizabeth Cowling examines three portraits by Picasso, all executed in 1938 but of three different…