El Blog del museo Picasso de Barcelona

Photographs in the museums: yes or no?

An article in The Art Newspaper, “To ban or not to ban photography” puts forth, once again, the eternal debate of whether to allow photos in the museums or not. This debate has even been more heated with the arrival of the cameras incorporated in the smart phones and tablets. (more…)

The Landscapes of Barcelona of Picasso

This last week we inaugurated the exhibition “Landscapes of Barcelona”, curated by Claustre Rafart, which presents a series of paintings and drawings from the collection of the museum that reproduce the seafront and urban areas of Barcelona where Picasso spent his formative years. Pablo Picasso. Barceloneta Beach. Barcelona, 1896. Oil on canvas. 24.4 x 34 cm (irregular). Gif tof Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.073 | Màrius Aguirre Serrat-Calvó. Factories by Barcelona beach. 1888-1910. Modern print © Arxiu Fotogràfic Centre Excursionista de Catalunya (more…)

Dream and Lie of Franco: beyond Picasso

Removing a work of art from the context in which it is normally found can have surprising consequences, and the exhibition "Cartoons on the Front Line" at the Museu Picasso is a clear illustration of this. The central core of the exhibition is the series of etchings and sugar-lift aquatint with scraper Dream and Lie of Franco, prints by Picasso from the museum’s collection. Dream and Lie of Franco . Paris, 8 January 1937. Etching and sugar aquatint on copper plate, printed on Montval laid paper (more…)