Photograph by J. Crocker - Picasso in Chicago, USA

study days


  • Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
  • Lecturer: Ben Street

Few twentieth-century artists are better suited to a day of in-depth study than Pablo Picasso, the endlessly inventive epitome of the modernist artist. Rather than taking a chronological or historical approach through the artist’s life and work, this study day will address themes that return again and again across the full range of the artist’s career. Examining the artist’s combative relationship to the art of the past, his relationship with his peers (especially Georges Braque and Henri Matisse), the interest in African and Oceanic art and artefacts, and the role of sculpture in his artistic practice, the study day will identify recurrent themes within his body of work as a whole.


Full details of the day will be circulated to participants approximately two weeks before the study day.





Ben Street is an art historian, lecturer and author of numerous books on art for children and adults. He is a researcher and tutor for the University of East Anglia and the University of Oxford and has been employed as an educator and lecturer for many museums in the UK and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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