Young Picasso – Exhibition On Screen presented by Byron Theatre

August 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Full $20 | Concession $18 | Byron Theatre Club $18 | Student under 18 $15

Young Picasso - Exhibition On Screen presented by Byron Theatre

Young Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? Somewhat overlooked, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements.

Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso explores the influence of each on the artist, focusing on specific artworks from these early years. The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a key painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old.

Les Demoiselles d'Avignon - Young Picasso - Exhibition On Screen presented by Byron Theatre

Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights.

Directed by Phil Grabsky

1.00pm – Internet sales close
2.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
2.40pm – Theatre doors open
3.00pm – Young Picasso
4.30pm – Event concludes (no interval)