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Rosa Amorós: “The inspiration of Picasso is life”

Rosa Amorós (Barcelona, 1945), an artist who has centred a large part of her life on ceramics, shows us in an enthusiastic way, in a book that she keeps in her studio, the photographs of David Douglas Duncan in which you can see Picasso transform the bones of a recently eaten fish into the central motif of a ceramic dish. This capacity of Picasso for the metamorphosis of everyday elements especially fascinates Rosa Amorós who holds the painter as one of her artists of reference. Rosa Amorós, al seu estudi amb un llibre sobre la ceràmica de Picasso Picasso in La Californie ...

Evocation and reinterpretation of Picasso

A portrait of Jacqueline, carried out by Picasso in 1957, was the origin and original inspiration of the performance by Eulàlia Valldosera, The Other Invisibles, which took place on 9th May in one of the galleries of the museum. In an exercise of self-hypnosis, the artist turned her body into a sort of antenna and with the help of the attending public, invoked Picasso and Jacqueline herself, Picasso's last wife and the recurrent model of his paintings in the last years of his life, by means of the vibration and recordings of the painting, in a very moving action that ...

One hundred years since the gift of The Harlequin

The Harlequin is one of the most emblematic paintings of the Museu Picasso, a painting that that shouldn’t be missing from any anthology of the permanent collection. Apart from its importance within the group of the most outstanding works of the museum, the painting is important for us because it was the first gift that Picasso donated to the Art Museums of Barcelona, the city where he was formed and became consolidated as an artist. The museum is now celebrating the centenary of that pioneering donation in 1919. Picasso had produced the painting two years before in Barcelona, during his ...

The Porxos d’en Xifré, Picasso’s first residence in Barcelona

The Porxos d’en Xifré is a historic building of Barcelona which was inaugurated in 1840 after four years of works.  It occupies the block formed by the Passeig d’Isabel II, the Pla de Palau and the streets of Reina Cristina and Llauder, plots of land that were urbanized in 1834 as a result of the demolition of the sea wall. The building was the first to appear in daguerreotype done in Spain and is decorated with Masonic symbols.  But did you know that it was the first place where Picasso lived when his family moved to Barcelona? 

On the death of John Richardson, friend and expert of Picasso

The British art historian John Richardson, who died in New York on March 12th at the age of 95 years old, was a representative of the best Anglo-Saxon tradition of the genre of biography. It's a way of doing things that, without giving up on facts and figures and the abundant documentation that a biography requires, provides a literary style, a narrative structure and a skillful way of interweaving the life and work of the character being written about, and in which academic rigor and dissemination go hand in hand. John Richardson admiring one of the works of the exhibition Picasso ...