Degas: Phil Grabsky talks to Sydney Art Guide

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“I want people to spend ninety minutes in the cinema and enjoy something special without all the usual distractions of modern day life.” Producer Phil Grabsky has been in Australia this week chatting to The Sydney Arts Guide

Early press reviews for Young Picasso

Here are just some of the press cuttings for Young Picasso, in selected cinemas from Tuesday 5th February. Book now!

“Fascinating and refreshing documentary with such intellectual rigour. On the huge canvas of a cinema screen, this is an unforgettable experience”
The Daily Express

“Engrossing detail and elegance, charged with charm and finesse”
The Guardian

“An illuminating documentary for the art-curious and a legacy film for Picasso enthusiasts”
Film News

“Inspiring. Grabsky keeps coaxing us into refining the way we look at art and the world around us”
The Oxford Times

“Compelling, enlightening and informative”
Mature Times

“A treat to get an artsy fix at the cinema. This is definitely on our cultural hit-list”
Scottish Woman

“The passion with which the interviewees speak of the important times and influences in his life is bound to pique the viewers’ interest”
VultureHound Magazine

Filming for Young Picasso

Filming for Young Picasso

These are some of latest behind-the-scenes photos from our recent shoots in New York and Catalunya – for our upcoming Season 6 film Young Picasso, in Cinemas from February 2019

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Directed by Phil Grabsky

Running time: 91 minutes

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right up until his death in 1973 he was the most prolific of artists. Many films have dealt with these later years – the art, the affairs and the wide circle of friends. But where did this all begin? What made Picasso in the first place?

Too long ignored, it is time to look at the early years of Picasso; the upbringing and the learning that led to his extraordinary achievements. Three cities play a key role: Malaga, Barcelona and Paris. Young Picasso visits each and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific artworks from these early years.

The film thus explains how this young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at two key early periods – the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period – the film takes us all the way to 1907 and the creation of a critical painting in the history of art – Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. It was a painting that shocked the art world but changed it irrevocably. Picasso was only 25 years old. Working closely with all three Picasso Museums in Malaga, Barcelona and Paris this film explains how he rose to great heights.

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