El Blog del museo Picasso de Barcelona

The summer of Picasso and of the museum

As with each summer, from the museum we put forward a series of proposals so that you are able to get to know the museum onsite and in person, to gain a greater insight in a virtual online way, to discover the Barcelona that Picasso lived in, and above all to get to know the artist a little better, his life as well as his work. (more…)

Sugar-lift aquatint by Pablo Picasso. The delicacy of the etching of pictorial effects

The aquatint is one of the main procedures for etching in metal or intaglio printmaking, and in this type of etching the incisions or grooves are deep. This technique of indirect incision etching or of corrosion by mordant was highly used by Picasso, in a specific way or as a mixed technique. Pablo Picasso. Childhood memories: street festival with a funny chap and El gigante. Mougins, 4th June, 1968 (I). Sugar lift aquatint on partially greased copper plate, printed on Rives vellum paper (Sabartés proof). 22.5 x 29 cm (plate); 35.1 x 42 cm (paper; irregular). Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Photo: Estudi ...

Picasso and bullfighting

This last April the exhibition “Pablo Picasso: La Tauromàquia (Tauromachy)” was inaugurated at the Fundació Suñol. The exhibition presents the edition of the book, belonging to its own collection, that reproduces the manual La tauromaquia o arte de torear (Tauromachy or the art of bullfighting) by the bullfighter from the 18th century José Delgado (alias Pepe Illo) subsequently illustrated by Picasso with 26 aquatints on the inside and a drypoint on the cover. Pablo Picasso. Tauromachy, 1959. The Goring (more…)