Largest Picasso painting exhibited in London
Friday 06 August 2010
Pablo Picasso's largest-ever painting, a 10.4 metre-by-11.7 metre cloth used in a performance of the Ballets Russes in 1924, went on exhibition for the first time in London on Thursday.
The canvas, designed and signed by Picasso but finished by seven other artists, was used in a performance of the one-act ballet "Le train bleu" (The Blue Train) by Bronislava Nijinska.
The piece, which is to be a star exhibition in a show at the Victoria and Albert Museum dedicated to the Russian ballet company, was bought by the museum in 1968 but never previously exhibited.
More than 300 items will go on show in the exhibition: "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929", opening September 25.
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- < Previous
- Next >