The street of Montcada gathers together a singular representation of architecture of late medieval Barcelona. The so-called “large houses” that make it up are today a conjunction and superimposition of styles, that despite the transformations, haven’t lost their original spirit.
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.
What have we done during this year in the museum? A whole lot of things, among exhibitions, family activities, workshops, seminars, talks, visits, restorations, etc. As follows we leave you with a small taste of what this year of 2014 in the museum has been like, in the form of images.
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The Christmas holidays are for resting and disconnecting, strolling through the streets with Christmas lights, well wrapped up, meeting up with family and friends, and sharing many meals, but it’s also a time for doing a bit of culture! The Museu Picasso proposes a series of ideas for enjoying Picasso inside and outside the museum:
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Last year we started a series of biographical articles about the characters that appear in the paintings of Picasso from the collection of the museum. They are people with names and surnames, intimate friends, close relations or simply acquaintances that passed through Picasso’s life. Of all of them, the artist did portraits using different techniques and styles that allow us to appreciate the wealth of registers that the artist mastered.
During the month of November in gallery 3 of the permanent collection, in which Picasso’s work Science and Charity is exhibited, restoration works are being carried out of the paintings of the early twentieth century ceiling of the Palau Meca, that had deteriorated with the passing of time.
Throughout his life, Picasso worked in several studios and workshops. During the years he lived in Barcelona he shared studios with other artists: one of them was located on number 17 of Riera de Sant Joan street. He settled there for the first time in 1900, along with his friend Carles Casagemas, and he would return to move there for the second and last time with Ángel Fernández de Soto in 1903.
With the arrival of the autumn we’re back to the daily routine, of school and work. If you wish a break from your daily routine, the museum proposes a series of activities addressed to all ages!
First of all, from September onwards, every Thursday evening you can visit us for free after work. Admission will be free of charge from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm.
If you’re in Barcelona this August don’t miss out on all you can do in the Museum. Readings, strolls, exhibitions, tours around Barcelona or visits without moving from your chair, you choose!
· Visit the exhibition “Landscapes of Barcelona”: come and see the exhibition and discover the landscapes of the Barcelona of Picasso. Rooftops, windows, the Barcelona seafront, the urban areas… all the facets of the city by the hand of the artist that are represented in the collection.
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Carles Casagemas i Coll was a Catalan artist and writer who was born in Barcelona on September 27th 1880 within a bourgeois family. His father, Manuel Casagemas i Llabrós, was General Vice-Consul of the United States of America in Barcelona and Lluïsa Casagemas, one of his sisters, was a well-known composer. Casagemas was considered one of the most singular Catalan artists within the framework of the second modernist generation. His main artistic reference was Isidre Nonell.