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The inhabitants of the museum: “Las Meninas”

Not so long ago we published a chronology of Las Meninas of Picasso, on the occasion of the anniversary of the beginning of the series of paintings that Picasso did, based around this work of Velázquez. On various occasions we have stated that this is one of the most relevant works of our collection; even more so, given that it is the only series by Picasso, of those that he painted during the decade of the nineteen fifties, which is conserved and exhibited as a whole and has not been divided up, as it happened with the other series tackled by ...

The chronology of Las Meninas of Picasso

We have written a lot about Las Meninas of Picasso in the digital spaces. In the blog of the museum, we have various related articles that explain, for example, the arrival of the works  at the museum, the reason for the renovation of the presentation in the galleries and the transport during some trips, amongst others. Also in the website of the museum you can find an exhaustive explanation, as well as the article of quality in Wikipedia.  What we don’t have online, but does appear in the physical catalogue, is a chronological list of the worksWith this article we ...

Las Meninas are back

The work Las Meninas has returned from its loan, first to the Guggenheim Museum of New York and subsequently to the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, in the exhibition “Picasso Black and White”. The work can now be seen again in Gallery 12 of the museum. Here you can find some of the images from the photo album of its journey: Transport and installation of the work at the Guggenheim Museum of New York (more…)

Narration of the arrival of Las Meninas to the museum by Lluís Permanyer

On this day, back in 1968, Las Meninas series, donated by Picasso, came to the museum. The journalist and essayist Lluís Permanyer tells us: To have managed to be the first to publish the big news about the donation of the Picassian Las Meninas to Barcelona deserves an explanation. Las Meninas. Pablo Picasso 1957. Oil on canvas. 194 x 260 cm. MPB 70.433 | Las Meninas (Isabel de Velasco). Pablo Picasso, 17/11/1957. Oil on canvas. 24 x 19 cm. MPB 70.484 (more…)

The students ‘open up’ Las Meninas! Joint Venture between the Escola Deià and the Museu Picasso

On Thursday, 17 June the Museu Picasso hosted the presentation of the book LAS MENINAS # SÈRIE OBERTA, the result of collaborative venture between the Museum and the Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny Deià. The story begins with an invitation to the city’s art schools with the aim of opening the doors of the Museum and generating dialogues with young design students, encouraging them to take a fresh and freely critical look at the institution. The Escola Deià, which specializes in interior design and ephemeral architecture, centred the project on the exhibition concept, with a particular focus on the series ...