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  • «The 156 engravings»: Picasso reflects on love, life and art

    Claustre Rafart, curator of the exhibition in the Museu Picasso that exhibits them completely for the first time since 1980, tells us: “The 156 engravings are the film of the life of Picasso”. This series of engravings, that the artist carried out between 1968 and 1968, are a paradigmatic example of the latter work of Picasso and of his experimentations and trials in various engraving techniques. Thematically, this series of works could be summed up as a final major tragicomedy, in which literary, artistic and autobiographical quotes are mixed together, with a sensuality provided by nude and exhibitionist women, confronted by ...

  • 2016 in the Museu Picasso

    In the previous post we explained what the major milestones of 2015 had been: in this one we would like to present our projects for 2016, that we are beginning full of energy and with proposals in all the activity fields of the museum. With regard to our exhibition programme, we will present the exhibition Cubism and war. The crystal in the flame, which will be the main exhibition of the expositive season of the museum, focused on the survival of the European avant-garde artists established in Paris during the First World War. The response to the conflict of war was ...

  • 2015 in perspective

    So the year comes to an end, and from the museum we are taking a look back to evaluate everything we have achieved. This has been a very busy year in terms of proposals and projects, among which we would like to highlight the following: —Exhibition “Picasso/Dalí. Dalí/Picasso”: very well received by the public and by the critics, the exhibition has been one of the most visited in the history of the museum, and represents a step forward in the aim of the museum to be a centre of reference in terms of research around Picasso. In this case, it has ...

  • Picasso and the Reventós family by letter

    We often know little about private and personal aspects of the artists, which are unlikely to be visible by means of their work. The correspondence ?when it is preserved? is one of the richest documentary sources to gain access, in part, to this hidden side. Cover and back cover of the publication Picasso and Reventós: A correspondence between friends (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…)