2008 News Archive - Holidays - Picasso stands side by side with British friend in Malaga

05 11 2008

Leading holiday destination Malaga has welcomed a new exhibition of Picassos which will be displayed side by side with the works of British artist Roland Penrose.

Malaga, the birthplace of Picasso, is a resort town which has long been popular amongst British holidaymakers and which now has the opportunity to welcome one of Britain's leading artists.

Picasso's former home, now a museum dedicated to his works, will host the exhibition, which will be opened by Anthony Penrose, Roland's son.

Penrose, who died in 1984, played a key part in the artistic movement known as Surrealism alongside the Spanish painter Salvador Dali - a movement that was heavily influenced by Penrose's friend Pablo Picasso.

The friendship between the Brit and the Malaga-born artist began when the two met in Paris and was cemented when Penrose organised for Picasso's famous painting, Guernica, to tour the UK.

Now the UK artist, like many British holidaymakers, will be given a chance to tour Spain in return, with the exhibition moving to Tenerife in February.

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