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The American adventure of Jaume Sabartés

In the Barcelona years of Pablo Picasso and Jaume Sabartés, the painter always represented his friend as a romantic and melancholic poet. But Bohemian times can never go on too long. The young Sabartés would have wanted to make a living as a writer and a modern artist, but the times didn’t accompany him. The crisis after the war of Cuba led to many youths emigrating and this was the decision that Sabartés took in July 1904, taking advantage of the fact that his maternal uncle, Francisco Gual, had a grocer’s shop in Guatemala City, called La Palmera. He would ...

More than 100 professionals participate in the international symposium about conservation and restoration «Around Picasso»

On 29th November, together with the Universitat Politècnica de València we organised the international symposium, «Around Picasso: an insight into the relationship between material choices and failure mechanisms» with the attendance of more than 120 professionals. The aim was to present the first conclusions of the R&D project ProMeSA through the scientific study that the new technologies allow to be carried out of Picasso's works.  This is, therefore, a multi-disciplinary work for knowing and preventing the physiochemical deterioration of the materials that the artist used throughout his career. As emphasized by the director of the Museu Picasso, Emmanuel Guigon, the symposium ...

Claustre Rafart: «For Picasso and the publishers Gustavo Gili, private and professional formed a whole»

Until 24th February you can visit the exhibition «Pablo Picasso and the publishers Gustavo Gili. Work and friendship» in the Museu Picasso of Barcelona, which reviews the relation of the artist with this family from Barcelona from the 1920s onwards.  We have been talking with Claustre Rafart, curator of the exhibition that you can visit together with the exhibition of «Sabartés by Picasso by Sabartés». Both shared the city of Barcelona as a backdrop.

The Vollard Gallery and the impetuosity of the young Picasso

The exhibition of the Vollard Gallery of 1901 was a turning point in the career of Pablo Picasso. It was at that time that Paris discovered his talent through the positive reviews that appeared in the press of the time, some of which augured a great future, even though he was still only 19 years old.

The birth of a young promise in the Quatre Gats

The alehouse-tavern-hostel called the Quatre Gats opened its doors in 1897, during a period of full artistic effervescence. Barcelona was living a "golden age" of lights and shade with the demographic growth caused by the rural migration to the urban areas, industrial development and the tensions between the social classes. (more…)