Who was Picasso in the eyes of his peers?

NGV’s winter blockbuster The Picasso Century offers more than a tale of the lone creative genius.

This might not be just another Picasso show. 

The Picasso Century spans both sides of the ground floor galleries at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) International in loose chronological order, beginning with Pablo Picasso’s move to Paris in 1900, to the final work Bust of a man wearing a hat (Buste d’homme au chapeau) (1969), only years before his passing in 1973, at the age of 91. 

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_