“Picasso: peace and freedom” is a new exhibition set to open this coming week at the Tate Liverpool gallery in the UK.

Bringing together over 150 works by Picasso from across the world it offers a different and rarely seen insight into the great artists life.  Rather than focus on his groundbreaking creative genius, or flamboyant playboy lifestyle it instead examines his work as a tireless political activist and campaigner for peace.

This is the first ever exhibition to examine in depth the artist’s engagement with politics and the Peace Movement. The exhibition provides a timely look at Picasso’s work in the Cold War era and how the artist transcended the ideological and aesthetic oppositions of East and West .

“Picasso: peace and freedom” is at Tate Liverpool from 21 May to 30 August 2010.