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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…)

Results of the workshop of engraving and printing

This November we held, in collaboration with the Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc, a workshop of engraving and printing. The workshop, imparted by Rosa Permanyer, took as its starting point the engravings of the work of Picasso, while experimenting with the dry point technique and other more innovative ones such as Polyester Plate Lithography. Results of the engravings with aluminium plates | Plates of Polyester Lithography in the workshop in the Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc (more…)

New selection of prints of the collection

This new selection is a series of images that highlights the evolution of the masculine face in the graphic work of Picasso between 1922 and 1971 and it can be seen in Gallery A of the museum from October 29th onwards. Pablo Picasso. Head of a man. París, winter 1925-1926. Etching on zinc plate, printed on paper. 11.9 x 7.9 cm. Gift of Galerie Louis Leiris, 1983. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. MPB 112.651 | Pablo Picasso. Cap. ougins, 19th August, 1964 (I). Soft varnish inked in colours, on copper plate, printed on paper. 41.7 x 31.7 cm, plate; 56.2 x 40 cm, ...

Opening of “The donation of David Douglas Duncan, II”

Since Thursday October 2nd you can enjoy the second of the exhibitions organised with the snapshots that the international photographer David Douglas Duncan, friend of Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso, donated to the museum on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. The new proposal counts on a selection of images by this photographer which are a documentary testimony of the Picasso's process of creation. David Douglas Duncan. Picasso Making a Spanish Platter. La Californie, abril de 1957. Modern inkjet digital print. 50 x 60 cm. Gift of David Douglas Duncan, 2013 (more…)

Changes in the Collection for this autumn

This autumn we are carrying out various changes in the works of the Collection both of the paintings as well as the works on paper.  Due to questions of preventive conservation it is important to change the works on paper every three months: in this way, and given the fact that we have a very large collection of these works, the rotational system lets us see the various works that Picasso did in this format, at the same time as applying suitable criteria  for the conservation of works on paper. (more…)