Category Archives: Painting

Picasso 1932 at Tate Modern on The Art Channel

In middle age Pablo Picasso became enraptured by Marie-Thérèse Walter, a young woman he had met on a Parisian street. The Art Channel visits Tate Modern’s exhibition to understand how Marie-Thérèse became Picasso’s muse. How did his infatuation for her inspire his art? Grace Adam and Joshua White investigate why Picasso’s images of 1932 are challenging and unforgettable.

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Basquiat: Boom For Real at the Barbican on The Art Channel

Jean-Michel Basquiat propelled himself from tagging walls in New York to becoming an artistic prodigy within a short lifespan. Deeply ambitious, he was a self-taught artist who created a whole new language of painting. Basquiat was an exciting and talented artist whose dense paintings compress together the experience of African-Americans with the modern worlds of film, television, sport and music.

Modern Portraits at The National Portrait Gallery on The Art Channel

Why do artists still make portraits and what do these images tell us about the sitters? The Art Channel investigates in a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London.