Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Biggest Picasso in the V&A


Ten members of the staff at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, five riggers, and a gargantuan scaffolding construction were recently called upon to hang an expansive and impressive canvas by Pablo Picasso. Deux Femmes Courant Sur La Plage was originally painted as part of a backdrop set for the 1992 Russian Ballet Le Train Bleu by Sergei Diaghilev. Opening next month, the new show at the V&A will emphasize Diaghilev’s artistic collaboration with a wide range of designers and artists, including Picasso and Coco Chanel. Despite the numerous Picasso exhibitions popping up all over the globe, this particular exhibition deserves some merit, at the very least for the impressive 34 by 38 foot canvas that is recognized as the artist’s largest painting ever.

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