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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Picasso set to be showcased in London

5th February 2013

A major new exhibition depicting the so-called breakthrough year of Pablo Picasso - 1901 - is set to open up at the Courtauld Gallery later this month.

It will tell the remarkable story of Picasso's year in which he really launched his career and reputation in Paris.

Focusing on the artist's figure paintings, this major works will demonstrate Picasso's brilliant creative achievements in the year - a 12-month period in which he managed to produce up to three canvasses a day in order to achieve his aim of being a great painter in the city.

During the year, the 19-year-old Picasso enjoyed a successful show with one of Paris's most important art dealers - Ambroise Vollard.

However, upon preparing for the show, he received news that his best friend Carles Casagemas had committed suicide, which had a deep impact on his works.

People visiting London in the next few months will have a chance to see this unique exhibition as it will be staying at the gallery from February 14th to May 26th.

To have a look around the gallery, people will only have to part with £6, while concessions will be £1 less.

Daily opening hours allow people to visit the venue from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

As well as showcasing Picasso's early works, the exhibition will feature a collection of essays about the brilliant artist written by leading and emerging art scholars.

The Courtauld Gallery is placed in Charing Cross, which is easily accessible from all luxury accommodation in London by taking the Tube.

Conveniently, the gallery is just over five minutes walk away from the nearest Tube stop, which is Temple. This is on the Circle and District Lines, which should help you to easily get around the city.

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