A French treasure-trove from Russia returns home

NUSHIN ELAHI went to see a ground-breaking exhibition in Paris, Icons of Modern Art – The Shchukin Collection which reunites of one of the great art collections of the early twentieth century.   One of the world’s most magnificent Impressionist collections is in Russia. The reason for this was a rich yet self-effacing man, Sergei…

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Faun uncovering a sleeping nude figure reclining on a bed; plate 27 of the Vollard Suite (VS 27). 12 June 1936, Etching and aquatint. Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973). Copyright of Succession Picasso/DACS 2011

Picasso’s passion revealed in Vollard prints

As something of a companion-piece to the Tate’s fabulous Picasso exhibition, the British Museum is showing the full collection of Picasso Prints: The Vollard Suite (until 2 Sept), a series of 100 etchings the artist completed in the mid-1930s. It is one of only a few public institutions to possess the entire series, which became…

Picasso’s Changing Perspectives at Tate

Picasso and Modern British Art at Tate Britain until 15 July is an extensive and scholarly study of Picasso and his influence on modern British artists. It explores the rather chilly reception Picasso received in Britain, while looking at seven key British artists for whom he was an important stimulus, among them David Hockney, Henry…