This year all eyes are on Britain with the Diamond Jubilee and greatly anticipated Olympics taking place in the summer, as well as many interspersed cultural events all paying homage to our beautiful island.
One event, that we thought was well worth a mention is the fantastic exhibition currently on display at the Tate Britain, titled Picasso and Modern British Art. The exhibition, open until July 15 2012, documents the role that Picasso played in the acceptance of modern art in Britain and how the artistic landscape of the country was shaped by this monumental artist, both as a controversy and celebrity.
The exhibition includes over 150 pieces of artwork, full of contrasts and connections between Picasso and the British artists who admired him so much including Henry Moore, Francis Bacon and David Hockney.
As the Tate Britain put it, ‘this exhibition is an unmissable treat and a fascinating insight into how British art became modern’