Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth

13 Mar 2022 – 17 Jul 2022

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Tickets: £13/£12 concessions (plus £1.50 booking fee)
FREE for Members and UEA/NUA Student Members
50% off for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members

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Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Norwich, United Kingdom


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  • Bus numbers 25, 25a and x25 run from Norwich city centre to UEA ' ask for the Sainsbury Centre stop. Park & Ride service 604 runs Monday to Friday to the main UEA bus stop.
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A focussed exhibition that looks at the early artistic formation of Pablo Picasso, from his teenage years to his thirties.


Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Youth traces the artist’s progress, from his childhood in Malaga to his rise in Paris as acknowledged leader of the international avant-garde. It compares his achievement with the artists he admired and made use of, including Monet, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, Gauguin and Redon. Rarely seen paintings and drawings will be shown alongside more familiar works.

Picasso had mastered a variety of styles depicting a wide range of subject matter before he had even turned 20, a greater accomplishment than most artists could ever hope to achieve. By concentrating on this formative stage, The Legacy of Youth demonstrates how Picasso freely appropriated material from diverse cultures while developing a visual language rich in personal symbolism.

With over 20 works by Picasso including paintings, drawings and prints, the exhibition shows how the young artist embraced successive styles at large in the art world of his time. It recreates the freshness of Picasso’s stylistic encounter with Impressionism, Symbolism and Post-Impressionism.

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Professor Paul Greenhalgh

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Edgar Degas

Odilon Redon

Pierre Bonnard

Paul Gauguin

Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso


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