"For the first time, Picasso's work is hanging with the masterpieces that inspired him. How does it compare? Adrian Searle sees a magnificent exhibition at the Prado."
Searle's essay is not only a good analysis of Picasso's influences, but a meditation on the nature of what being an artist is: "As absent, honorary director of the Prado, Picasso said he was director of a 'phantom museum'. In a sense, all artists are. Each has a head full of other people's works, talismans and obsessions."