El Blog del museo Picasso de Barcelona

The celebration of drawing

It’s possible to draw on the ground with sand taking advantage of the supposed chance of a pendulum or you can draw with invisible ink without seeing the result of what has been drawn. There are no limits when exercising the human gesture, so primitive, of drawing. That’s why children don’t have prejudices or shame in front of a drawing. This is the spirit of the festival Barcelona Dibuixa –the old Big Draw-, the major festivity of drawing which is spread all around the city, and which, on Sunday October 20th gathered together lovers of drawing of all ages in ...

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. Big Draw Barcelona 2015 (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…)

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 ...