MANET: PORTRAYING LIFE
Royal Academy of Arts
Manet: Portraying Life is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to the portraiture of the great French painter Édouard Manet. The exhibition brings together works from America, Europe and Asia, including the famed The Railing he created in 1873. Don’t expect to see his most famous pieces though – Olympia cannot be removed from the Musée D’Orsay, as it continues to be among the museum’s biggest attractions and the A Bar at the Folies-Bergère cannot be moved from the Courtault Institute at Somerset House. The exhibition runs until 14 April at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD.
JUERGEN TELLER: WOO
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Consciously or not, you will know at least one Juergen Teller photograph. His instantly recognisable fashion shots are now the subject of a major exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The exhibition features many of his fashion and commercial work alongside intimate photographs of his mother and children. Juergen Teller: Who runs until 17 March at the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Mall, SW1Y 5AH.
BECOMING PICASSO: PARIS 190
The Courtauld Gallery
The exhibition tells the story of the legendary painter’s breakthrough year as an artist. While 1901 was the year his career reached new heights in the Parisian art scene, it was also the year his best friend Carles Casagemas committed suicide. The curators have cleverly compiled some of his best work to illustrate how the events of that year helped to shape his aesthetic. The exhibition runs from 14 February at The Courtauld Gallery, 150A Strand, Charing Cross, WC2R 0RN.