I was just chatting with my family tonight about how I'm going to try to see at Picasso's Three Musicians at MOMA when I'm in NYC next week as it's currently on display there, and now I coincidentally find out Picasso is also currently enjoying his first show at London's National Gallery. The British exhibit is called Picasso: Challenging the Past and attempts to show how the painter grappled with the work of the masters that preceded him in art history. It's a potentially great concept, but Adrian Searle has some quibbles with the show's installation especially when compared to an exhibition with a similar theme he saw in Spain a few years back:
To me many of the paintings stand on their own nevertheless, and you can see a selection in the gallery here. I do love his take on Manet, though his portrait of Lee Miller utterly confounds me. You'll have to click through to see what I'm talking about.