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Inhabitants of the museum: Ramon Reventós, the writer friend of Picasso

Ramón Reventós i Bordoy was a writer and journalist who was born in 1881 in Barcelona, son of master mason Isidre Reventós Amiguet and of Concepció Bordoy Tuyet. Of the nine children they had, the eldest brother Ramon, better known as Moni, and the second Jacint, nicknamed Cinto, were the members of the Reventós family with whom Picasso kept up the closest friendship. Pablo Picasso. Ramon Reventós Bordoy. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Peinture à l’essence, charcoal and Conté crayon on paper. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.872 © Successió Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2015 | Joan Vidal i Ventosa. Fernande Olivier, Pablo Picasso and Ramon Reventós ...

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 ...

Inhabitants of the museum: Àngel Fernández de Soto, the dandy friend of Picasso

Àngel Fernández de Soto Llassat was born in Barcelona in 1882, his father being from Madrid and his mother from Tortosa who had settled in the city of Barcelona.  Along with his brother Mateu, they would frequent the tavern the Quatre Gats, where they met up with Picasso. Pablo Picasso. Picasso, Àngel Fernández de Soto and Sebastià Junyer i Vidal in a café. Barcelona, c. 1903. Pen and sepia ink on paper. 13.2 x 9 cm. Gift of Sebastià Junyer i Vidal, 1966. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Photo: Estudi Gasull. MPB 70.808 | Picasso, Ángel Fernández de Soto and Carles Casagemas on the Picasso family terrace, in ...

The summer of Picasso and of the museum

As with each summer, from the museum we put forward a series of proposals so that you are able to get to know the museum onsite and in person, to gain a greater insight in a virtual online way, to discover the Barcelona that Picasso lived in, and above all to get to know the artist a little better, his life as well as his work. (more…)

Inhabitants of the museum: Jaume Sabartés, the secretary, friend and confidante of Picasso

Jaume Sabartés i Gual was born in Barcelona on June 10th 1881 in the street of Sant Pere més Baix, nº 84. He was the son of Francisco Sabartés Obach, a primary school teacher, from Oliana, and Marial Gual Oromí, from Barcelona. Sabartés is known for having been the personal secretary and confidante of Picasso and also his main biographer. Portrait of Sabartés s/d. Fons Jaume Sabartés. Museu Picasso, Barcelona | Pablo Picasso.  Portrait of Jaume Sabartés with ruff and cap . 22/10/1939. Oil on canvas . 46 x 38 cm. Gift of Jaume Sabartés 1952. MPB 70.241. Museu Picasso, Barcelona / Gasull (more…)

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