This is a mammoth show with lots of very serious and historically important work which I highly recommend visiting if you can.
I wanted to focus here though on the wit, humour and playfulness of some of the many exhibits such as this 1943 portrait of Dora Maar’s recently deceased pet dog made from a bit of paper napkin.
These doodles on a copy of Vogue made me laugh
This piece only reveals itself once held up against the light. Not only a guitar but also a smiling face with a quiff.
Picasso was only one of several artists influenced by African imagery in the early years of the 20th Century.
Paper is one of the easiest materials to make sculpture from – a few cuts and folds and you have something like this.
His man is naked, unlike the original painting
And I just had to include this academic drawing. Could he really have done that at 12-13 years old? No wonder his father considered him a prodigy.