Picasso And The Minotaur: Drawing The Vollard Suite

19 Sep 2018

Regular opening hours

10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 20:30
10:00 – 20:30
10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30

Cost of entry


British Museum

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Holborn (500m), Tottenham Court Road (300m), Russell Square (800m), Goodge Street (800m)

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Join London Drawing Group as we step inside the hidden world of the British Museum Prints and Drawings room to explore the wonders of Picasso's Vollard Suite!


Join our tutor Lucy McGeown in another of our fantastic day long drawing workshops at The British Museum’s Prints and Drawings Study Room.

Expect an energetic day of enjoyable drawing exercises that help us unpack the complexities of Picasso’s thematic narratives.

The Vollard Suite by Picasso is a series of 100 etchings commissioned by the highly influential art dealer Ambroise Vollard in exchange for paintings by Renoir and Cezanne. The series was completed from 1933-37, happening within the most productive and turbulent decade of Picasso’s life. The imagery’s themes range from portraiture, self reflection, neo-classical styles to self loathing, mythical representations, personal fears and ideas of war and death.

The British Museum is one of only 3 places in the world to house a complete set of the prints and for this session Lucy Mcgeown has chosen 12 prints that best demonstrate the complex narratives and growing printing skills that Picasso achieved through tireless exploration and fearless ambition in this series.

This workshop will take place in the fabulous oak panelled Study Room of the British Museum, which houses over 50,000 drawings and over two million prints dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day.

MATERIALS NOT PROVIDED, Please bring only DRY media (Pencils, fineline pens etc) but please note that WET MEDIA, CHARCOAL AND PASTELS are not allowed in the study room due to the delicate nature of the works.

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