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4 de November de 2015

13,000 participations in the Big Draw 2015!

On Sunday October 25th, the date of the anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s birth (he was born in 1881), we celebrated the sixth edition of the Big Draw, with the collaboration of other entities from the neighbourhood, who joined in with this celebration of drawing. The 22 workshops spread around the neighbourhoods of La Ribera, Santa Caterina and Sant Pere received more than 13,000 participations.

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Big Draw Barcelona 2015

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21 de October de 2015

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.

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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

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21 de October de 2015

A new Big Draw Barcelona

Starting the organisation of each edition of the Big Draw is like starting out on an adventure.  It is a magic moment full of possibilities and of doors that open up as you advance, through which you can get a glimpse of different worlds full of ideas and colour.

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16 de September de 2015

This autumn we are renewing the galleries of the collection

Last week we started the changes to the permanent collection of the museum to renew the galleries for this autumn. Throughout the year we have been systematically changing a certain number of drawings and paintings, turning, in this way, the collection into a living organism which is renewed and modified non-stop.

The reasons for these changes that we do on a periodical basis is due in some cases to reasons of preventive conservation, as would be the case of the works on paper and the works being restored, and also for reformulations of the expositive discourse of the galleries, either to exhibit works which are not habitually seen or for loans to temporary exhibitions of the museum and also to exhibitions of other museums.

This periodical movement of the pieces provides us with the opportunity to show the public the major wealth of works that we conserve and that we are unable to exhibit completely. As follows we explain the most important novelties gallery by gallery:

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Pablo Picasso. Country house and shed. A Coruña, 1894. Graphite pencil on paper. 12.6 x 19 cm. Gif of Pablo Picasso, 1970. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Photo: Estudi Gasull. MPB 111.407R | Pablo Picasso. Tarfe the Moor and a slave. A Coruña, 1894. LGraphite pencil on paper. 19 x 12.6 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Photo: Estudi Gasull. MPB 111.422

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6 de August de 2015

Inhabitants of the museum: Àngel Fernández de Soto, the dandy friend of Picasso

Àngel Fernández de Soto Llassat was born in Barcelona in 1882, his father being from Madrid and his mother from Tortosa who had settled in the city of Barcelona.  Along with his brother Mateu, they would frequent the tavern the Quatre Gats, where they met up with Picasso.

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Pablo Picasso. Picasso, Àngel Fernández de Soto and Sebastià Junyer i Vidal in a café. Barcelona, c. 1903. Pen and sepia ink on paper. 13.2 x 9 cm. Gift of Sebastià Junyer i Vidal, 1966. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Photo: Estudi Gasull. MPB 70.808 | Picasso, Ángel Fernández de Soto and Carles Casagemas on the Picasso family terrace, in the street of la Mercè circa. 1900. Source: Eduard Vallès Archive, Barcelona

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