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And for the power of the word, freedom

“And for the power of a word I begin my life again I have only been born to know you To call you Freedom” A cry of freedom rose above the sky of the Pati Finestres of the Museu Picasso in the continual reading of the poem Freedom, by Paul Eluard, on 16th November, in which personalities from the world of culture participated, but also bystanders and visitors to the museum who wanted to add anonymously to an event, open to everyone and that lasted 10 hours. One hundred and thirty people read in several languages - the original French, Catalan, Spanish, English, Russian, Turkish, ...

Paul Eluard and Picasso, passion for poetry

Often painters write poetry and are friends of poets. For Picasso it was clear that painting and poetry were united. "After all...all arts are just one. You can write a painting with words, just as you can paint sensations in a poem". The intense relation of Picasso with poetry and writing, which had already begun when as an adolescent he would write letters to his family in the form of a diary, is the theme for this autumn and winter in the Museu Picasso, which it aims to explore in an in-depth way in two simultaneous exhibitions and various activities. ...

The celebration of drawing

It’s possible to draw on the ground with sand taking advantage of the supposed chance of a pendulum or you can draw with invisible ink without seeing the result of what has been drawn. There are no limits when exercising the human gesture, so primitive, of drawing. That’s why children don’t have prejudices or shame in front of a drawing. This is the spirit of the festival Barcelona Dibuixa –the old Big Draw-, the major festivity of drawing which is spread all around the city, and which, on Sunday October 20th gathered together lovers of drawing of all ages in ...

Inhabitants of the museum: The Infanta Margarita Maria, a tragic icon

When Velázquez painted Las Meninas in 1656, the most revolutionary portrait of a Royal Family until that moment until that moment, the Infanta Margarita Maria Teresa of Austria, who at that time was 5 years old, was heiress to the Spanish Crown. In that moment, her brother Carles, hadn’t yet been born but was the one who would end up reigning and who, due to his fragile state of health, would be known by the nickname of The Bewitched. But when Velázquez produced what would be his major masterpiece, Margarita was the guarantee of the continuity of the Austria in ...

Bernard Plossu: “Picasso is a photographer!”

During the last days of Picasso, the photographer’s gaze, the exhibition has had a luxury guest, the French photographer Bernard Plossu (1945), well known for his subtle and poetic landscapes in black and white and one of today’s major European photographers. While, in the photomontage of Joan Fontcuberta, which is included in the exhibition, Picasso wore two watches, then Plossu had two cameras hanging around his neck during the guided visit to the exhibition on Thursday12th September, accompanied by the director of the museum, Emmanuel Guigon, and the curator of the exhibition, Violeta Andrés.

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