The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Few artists inflame us like Pablo Picasso. Famously charismatic and complex, Picasso straddled the art world for the first half of the 20th century. He pioneered Cubism, influenced Surrealism, and embarked on turbulent affairs of the heart that manifested on canvas in extraordinary and subversive ways. Plunge yourself into the psyche of Picasso as the SNFCC hosts a free audiovisual journey that drills down into two of the artist’s earliest creative eras: his depression-cloaked Light Blue Period and the more joyful Rose Period that followed. Digital technology brings alive two interactive books about the stylistic development of Picasso between 1900-1907 (touch a page to change the colour of a painting or view a blueprint for one of his pieces). There’s also an evocative film that sets the historical context in which Picasso worked during this key window (texts are in Greek and English).