Two shows demonstrate the irreversible if brief impact on these shores of Picasso's journey to London and Ben Nicholson's pilgrimage to Paris
Winston Churchill and Evelyn Waugh hated his work, but Picasso provided inspiration for a whole generation of UK artists, as Arifa Akbar discovers at Tate Britain's new exhibition
Every night, after the last visitor to Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum has left, the prestigious art gallery's newest curator flickers into life. The expert is a robot, which has begun the most exhaustive research ever performed on Picasso's renowned masterpiece, Guernica. The mission: to establish the extent of the damage the 75-year-old painting has sustained during its turbulent life.
Not since Mike Bartlett's Cock, so to speak, have I been so exhilarated by a new play premiered at the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs.
16 rare examples of Pablo Picasso lithograph portraits go on show at a London gallery tomorrow.
Robert Marc's Cubist works are on show for the first time in the UK, having been hidden from the public eye for twenty years.
This fascinating show charts Mondrian's journey from Dutch landscapes to abstract grids, and his obsession with geometry – and the colour green
As auction-frenzy over a rare etching builds, Michael Glover says we are too often misled by the Picasso industry
A major new exhibition will launch at Tate Liverpool later week, with over 150 works by Pablo Picasso set to go on display.
Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris
Private Collection, Paris
People have tried to get computers to compose music, and with some success, especially if the music's form is relatively formulaic. You can program music "in the style of Mozart". It won't be much good, but it can yield something plausible, something Mozart might just have done on an off-day.
What the future looked like then
The first wife of the painter Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, summed up the utopian beliefs of British modernism when she wrote: "To say a thing was modern was to say it was 'good', sweeping away Victorian, Edwardian, Old Theology, Old Tory views. In the new world there would be no slums, no unnecessary palm trees, no false ornament – but clarity, white walls, simplicity."
Two of Pablo Picasso's heiresses are suing an author over her book about the artist's second wife, Jacqueline Picasso.