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The inhabitants of the museum: “Las Meninas”

Not so long ago we published a chronology of Las Meninas of Picasso, on the occasion of the anniversary of the beginning of the series of paintings that Picasso did, based around this work of Velázquez. On various occasions we have stated that this is one of the most relevant works of our collection; even more so, given that it is the only series by Picasso, of those that he painted during the decade of the nineteen fifties, which is conserved and exhibited as a whole and has not been divided up, as it happened with the other series tackled by ...

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…)

Restoration of three landscapes produced by Picasso in Malaga in the summer of 1896

We recently undertook the restoration of three landscapes from the collection painted by the young Picasso in the summer of 1896.  As we will explain further on, we consider that the series should be conceived as a unit and for this reason the three works were intervened within the framework of the same project. Process of restoration (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 ...

The chronology of Las Meninas of Picasso

We have written a lot about Las Meninas of Picasso in the digital spaces. In the blog of the museum, we have various related articles that explain, for example, the arrival of the works  at the museum, the reason for the renovation of the presentation in the galleries and the transport during some trips, amongst others. Also in the website of the museum you can find an exhaustive explanation, as well as the article of quality in Wikipedia.  What we don’t have online, but does appear in the physical catalogue, is a chronological list of the worksWith this article we ...