This autumn the Collection is renewing itself again with the return of works loaned to various exhibitions and the rotation of pieces that, for reasons of preventive conservation, cannot be permanently exhibited in the galleries of the museum.
The changes mentioned as followed will be carried out during the month of September and at the beginning of October.
Gallery 1: On the occasion of the return of the works loaned to the Museo Picasso of Malaga and on the finalisation of the exhibition “Yo Picasso. Self-portraits” in this gallery a series of portraits and self-portraits by the artist will once again be exhibited.
Self-portrait. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1896. Oil on canvas. 32.9 x 24 cm. MPB 110.076 |Portrait of the artist’s father. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, c. 1896. Oil and traces of graphite pencil on canvas. 42,3 x 30,8 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.027
Gallery 2: In this gallery the work First Communion is maintained, however the rest of the works about religious topics exhibited until now will be substituted by a complete series of landscapes painted by Picasso between 1895 and 1986.
Peasants in the Countryside. Pablo Picasso. Málaga, June-July 1896. Oil on wood. 10 x 15,5 cm. MPB 110.139 | Grove Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1896. Oil on wood. 10 x 15.6 cm. MPB 110.181| Barceloneta Beach. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1896. Oil on canvas. 24.4 x 34 cm. MPB 110.073
Gallery 4: The work Self-portrait with Wig can be seen again, exhibited in this gallery. Furthermore, in the section dedicated to Quatre Gats (The Four Cats), portraits will be exhibited of Sebastià Junyer i Vidal and Joaquim Mir which hadn’t been exhibited before. The work “Poeta decadente”. Portrait of Jaume Sabartés will also be exhibited again after a break due to preventive conservation.
Sebastianus III König. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Graphite pencil, blue pencil and watercolour on paper, subsequently varnished. 21 x 16 cm. MPB 70.809 | Portrait of Joaquim Mir. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Conté crayon and powdered blue watercolour on paper. 20.8 x 15.5 cm. MPB 110.403 | “Poeta decadente”. Portrait of Jaume Sabartés. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1900. Charcoal and watercolour on paper. 48 x 32 cm. MPB 70.232
Gallery 5: This gallery, until now dedicated to the period of Paris, will now include works of Barcelona from between 1899 and 1900, exclusively dedicated to posters and the collaborations with the press.
Study for a poster for El Liberal. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, March-April 1900. Charcoal on paper. 33.8 x 36.2 cm. MPB 110.696
Gallery 8: The work Barcelona Rooftops will move to the temporary exhibition “Journey Through the Blue: La Vie” that will be open to the public on October 10th. In its place will be the work The Dead Woman that returns from the exhibition “Nocturn dïurn. Sant Pol de Mar. 1911 – 1980” in the Fundació Palau of Caldes d’Estrac. On the right hand side of this gallery will again be exhibited the works _The Madman and Motherhood. And on the left hand side a series of drawings from 1905 will be exhibited, that due to conservation reasons will only be exhibited for three months. These drawings, mostly studies of people’s backs, will face a series of prints from 1930.
Barcelona Rooftops Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1902-1903. Oil on canvas. 71 x 111 cm. MPB 112.943 | The Dead Woman. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1903. Oil on canvas. 44.5 x 34 cm. Ceded by the Picasso-Reventós Foundation, 1983. MPB 112.109
Galleries 15 and 16: In this room the work Portrait of Jacqueline, temporarily loaned to the exhibition “Family Album” of the Museo Picasso Málaga, will be displayed again, occupying the place of The Piano, which is being moved to Gallery 16.
Galleries B: Two portraits of Sabartés represented as a faun will be exhibited, that for conservation reasons can only be exhibited once a year for three months.
The Piano. Pablo Picasso. Cannes, 17/10/1957. Oil on canvas. 130 x 96 cm. MPB 70.472 | Portrait of Jacqueline. Pablo Picasso. Cannes, 03/12/1957. Oil on canvas. 116 x 89 cm. MPB 70.489 |Jaume Sabartés as a Faun Playing the Aulos. Pablo Picasso. Antibes, 14/10/1946. Oil and charcoal on paper. 65 x 50 cm. MPB 113.143