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The variations of “Le déjeuner sur l’herbe” by Picasso, an in-depth look at the work of Manet

Pablo Picasso did around 40 works inspired by Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by Édouard Manet that date between 1959 and 1962. This is a series of variations produced with various artistic disciplines such as printing, painting, drawing and ceramics.

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…)

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 ...

Changes in the Collection this spring

During the month of May we will be making changes in the galleries of the Collection. The reasons for these changes that we do periodically are due in some cases to preventive conservation and also for reformulations of the expositive discourse of the galleries, either to exhibit works that are not normally seen or because of the temporary loans to exhibitions of the museum and also to exhibitions of other centres. This season, we highlight all the moves of works usually in the permanent collection, that will be shown in the upcoming temporary exhibition of the museum, "Landscapes of Barcelona”. The ...

The creative process of “Yo Picasso.Self-portraits”

We started this exhibition project more than three years ago, the only way in which an exhibition of such a size could have been developed.  We presented the project to the Museu Picasso at the beginning of 2010 and it was accepted straight away, so it was necessary to get working quickly. The first question we asked ourselves was, obviously, if it had been done before. There existed some precedents but limited to a part of the exhibition, and not to its totality (specifically, the extraordinary “Picasso and Portraiture”, shown at the MoMA in 1996, the curator of which was ...