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Great Art: Young Picasso (Series Premiere Thurs 2 May on ITV)

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Young Picasso: Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place? Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements.

Three cities played a key role: Málaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years – up to the ground-breaking and hugely significant Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Working closely with Picasso museums in Málaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to such great heights.

Airdate: Thursday 2 May 2019 from 10.45pm-11.45pm on ITV.

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