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Changes in the Collection during September 2016: ceramic is the protagonist

In 1955 the first congress organized by the International Academy of Ceramics took place in Cannes, on the occasion of which an exhibition was held. Pablo Picasso participated with several of his works. This year the 47th congress will be taking place in Barcelona, dedicated to ceramics in architecture and the public space. For this reason we are presenting the 41 ceramics donated by Jacqueline Picasso in 1982, a selection of photographs from our collection that documents Picasso working in pottery, and the original engravings the artist did for the exhibition that was held in Vallauris. (more…)

We are inaugurating the exhibition “Picasso’s passion for El Greco”

In collaboration with the Museo Nacional del Prado, we present El Greco's An Old Gentleman, The masterpiece is shown together with works from our own collection which Picasso created under El Greco's influence or in homage to his work. El Greco. Old Gentleman. Oil on canvas. 46 x 43 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid © Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid | Pablo Picasso. Portrait of an unknown man, after El Greco. Barcelona, c. 1899. Oil on canvas. 34.5 x 31.2 cm (irregular). Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. Museu Picasso, Barcelona © Successió Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2015 (more…)

Work of Picasso in residence: Woman in blue shawl

As a result of the collaboration with the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya (Japan), from September 8th to December 14th, we are presenting in our galleries the work Woman in blue shawl, accompanied by the works from the Blue Period of our collection. Pablo Picasso. Woman in blue shawl. Barcelona, 1902. Oil on canvas. 60.3 x 52.4 cm. ID: F0198700001000. Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japó © Successió Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2015 (more…)

Drawings of Picasso. Portraits of the Quatre Gats

The tavern-bar, the Quatre Gats was founded in June 1897, on the ground floor of the Casa Martí, work of the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the promoters were Miquel Utrillo, with the support of Ramón Casas and Santiago Rusiñol and the financial collaboration of Manuel Girona. Placed at the front of the establishment was Pere Romeu. Food and drinks were served in the Quatre Gats, like any other tavern, but concerts were also organised, as well as sessions of Chinese shadows and puppets, literary evenings, and exhibitions, and it mainly became a gathering place for artists and intellectuals of ...

In residence: The studio at La Californie, Dwarf and Adolescent

This month of June our collection once again enters into dialogue with works belonging to other collections. The works The studio at La Californie (1956), Dwarf and Adolescent (both from 1969) can be seen in the gallery 16 and in the galleries of the series of Las Meninas, respectively. Pablo Picasso. Dwarf. Mougins, July 27th 1969. Oil on canvas. 146 x 114 cm. Private collection | Pablo Picasso. Adolescent. Mougins, August 2nd 1969. Oil on canvas. 130 x 97 cm. Private collection (more…)

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