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Take a free guided tour of Picasso The Vollard Suite at QAG

Brisbane Gallery goers will be excited by the latest exhibition to open at The Queensland Art Gallery – and it’s free!

Named after the dealer who commissioned them The Vollard Suite is an extraordinary collection of 100 etchings completed by Picasso while he was at the height of his creative powers.

Sensual lines and classically inspired images are beautifully composed.

Picasso is at his best portraying his muse and love interest, Marie-Therese along with works that explore darker depths of Picassos alter ego, the Minotaur.

The prints are on loan from the National Gallery of Australia and we’re lucky to have them.

There are only a handful of galleries worldwide that own a complete set and, until recently they have not been exhibited in Australia for 20 years.

Alongside the Vollard Suite the Queensland Art Gallery are displaying  classically inspired sculptures from their collection such as Giacomo Ginotti’s white marble “Lucretia”

Words and images by Elizabeth Lamont

Details: QAG | Exhibition Dates 2 December 2017 – 15 April 2018 | Free | Open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm Closed Christmas and Boxing Day

Guided Tours | 11.00AM Mon 4 Dec 2017 – Sat 23 Dec 2017

QAG | Meet at the Information Desk Melbourne St entrance | Free