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Work of Picasso in residence: Woman in blue shawl

As a result of the collaboration with the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya (Japan), from September 8th to December 14th, we are presenting in our galleries the work Woman in blue shawl, accompanied by the works from the Blue Period of our collection. Pablo Picasso. Woman in blue shawl. Barcelona, 1902. Oil on canvas. 60.3 x 52.4 cm. ID: F0198700001000. Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japó © Successió Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2015 (more…)

The Blue Period of Picasso: more than meets the eye

On Friday January 30th we held the seminar “The Blue Period: New Interpretations by Means of Technical Studies” at the Museu Picasso. The seminar provided us with plenty of new information that posed many challenges both for restorers as well as for art historians. The aim of this conference  was to make known and also to make available the latest technical studies that have been carried out on the emblematic works of the Blue Period, a fundamental period closely linked to the city of Barcelona.  The applications of new technologies have allowed us to “see” the underlying works and to obtain ...

2014 of the Museu Picasso in images

What have we done during this year in the museum? A whole lot of things, among exhibitions, family activities, workshops, seminars, talks, visits, restorations, etc. As follows we leave you with a small taste of what this year of 2014 in the museum has been like, in the form of images. (more…)

Picasso’s study of the street of la Riera de Sant Joan of Barcelona

Throughout his life, Picasso worked in several studios and workshops. During the years he lived in Barcelona he shared studios with other artists: one of them was located on number 17 of Riera de Sant Joan street. He settled there for the first time in 1900, along with his friend Carles Casagemas, and he would return to move there for the second and last time with Ángel Fernández de Soto in 1903. Pablo Picasso. Riera de Sant Joan Street from the window in the artist's studio. Barcelona, 1900. Oil painting on wood. 22,3 x 13,8 cm. MPB 110.213 I Detail of ...

Inhabitants of the museum: Carles Casagemas, the mysterious friend from youth of Picasso

Carles Casagemas i Coll was a Catalan artist and writer who was born in Barcelona on September 27th 1880 within a bourgeois family. His father, Manuel Casagemas i Llabrós, was General Vice-Consul of the United States of America in Barcelona and Lluïsa Casagemas, one of his sisters, was a well-known composer. Casagemas was considered one of the most singular Catalan artists within the framework of the second modernist generation. His main artistic reference was Isidre Nonell. Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Carles Casagemas. 1899-1900. Oil on canvas. 55 x 45 cm. MPB 110.022 | Picasso, Ángel F. de Sotoand Carles Casagemas on ...