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The live restoration of “Science and Charity”

If you visit the museum these days you will be able to enjoy something not very habitual: the live restoration of what is considered to be the leading work from the formation of the artist, Science and Charity, a piece of large dimension, created in 1897, and that this year is celebrating its 120th anniversary. Picasso painted Science and Charity in Barcelona, in the highest flat of the street Plata, 4, a studio rented by his father, and that today has been turned into a hotel. The work was presented in the exhibition of 1897 in Madrid, where it was awarded ...

The hashtag #PicassoEdu is born in the meeting of cultural bloggers and communicators

We are accompanied on this occasion by a group of cultural bloggers and communicators to get to know first-hand the Education Service of the @MuseuPicasso and to experiment with the Visual Thinking Strategies #VTS. This method is based on observation and dialogue in front of the work of art. EDUCATION SERVICE  @MuseuPicasso We proposed to a number of cultural bloggers and communicators to actively participate in the visit to the collection of the Museu Picasso with the Education Service of the @MuseuPicasso. The tour allowed them to discover what is transmitted to each of them by the contemplation of the work of art, in ...

2010 of the Picasso Museum in 21 images

By making a choice of the most representative images of the work we have done in the museum this year that is coming to a close, we ourselves have been able to visualise the reach and quantity of the projects in which the whole team has been working! With a relatively small team a lot of work has been carried out.  Whether it has been good or not is up to you to decide.  The rate of participation in the multiple activities organised, plus the more than one million visitors we have received, plus some awards :) indicate that we ...

The Sound of Painting

Has it ever occurred to you that we can listen to a painting? A starting point: Picasso's 1897 painting Science and Charity. A sound intervention. This is the proposal developed by playwright Victòria Szpunberg and sound engineer Lucas Ariel as part of the programme Seen by... Visions of the Museum's Collection this October, putting forward a new critical vision and personal appreciation of Picasso and his work. Far removed from conventional readings and art-historical interpretations of the artist, this fresh, unusual, daring, experimental proposal presented itself as the starting point for a possible investigation into the 'sound painting'. It has proved ...

Back home: from Paris to Barcelona

Since the large loan of works of the Museu Picasso of Barcelona for the major retrospective of the artist of the Museum of Modern Art of New York in (MOMA) in 1980, never have so many of our highlights from the collection left the museum at one time. But on the occasion of the exhibitions of Masterpieces at the Musée Picasso, Paris and Picasso. Blue and Rose at the Musée d’Orsay, around sixty works of the museum travelled to the French capital last September where they remained until the closing of the two exhibitions at the beginning of January. Now ...