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Ricard Canals, the friend with an innocent child’s eyes

“The contrast between Picasso and Canals was startling for those who saw them together. Canals, tall, thin, pale, cold, with the blue eyes of an innocent child; Picasso, short, dark, compactslippery, restless, disturbing, with dark, deep, penetrating, strange, almost fixed eyes”. This is a fragment from the memoires of Picasso’s lover Fernande Olivier, which says a lot, in spite of only concentrating on the physical features of the two characters, about the relation between Ricard Canals and the artist from Malaga. Painter and engraver, Ricard Canals (1876-1931) was one of the friends from youth of Picasso, who he probably met would ...