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Restoring the testimony of a relation

The restoration of a photographic negative on a glass plate, carried out by the Department of Restoration and Preventive Conservation of the museum, has widely contributed to the documentation around the life and work of Picasso, by recuperating the integrity of an interesting testimonial of the relation of the artist with Joan Vidal i Ventosa. The negative, held by the Centre of Knowledge and Research of the museum, was broken and provided certain dilemmas with regard to the choice of treatments and materials for intervening on the piece and for guaranteeing its material and intellectual preservation. In the moment that a restoration ...

Picassian characters: Lucien Clergue

Lucien Clergue was born in Arles, on August 14th 1934 within a family of small traders. He become a well-known French photographer and was the first artist of this discipline to become a member of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Institute of France. «1973 Dokfilm Picasso by Lucien Clergue Condor Films» of Condor Films. Available under license CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://goo.gl/P3gvZt (more…)

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…)

The colours of the Picassos or mission impossible

Who hasn't felt deceived, or even annoyed, when, on leaving a good exhibition with some magnificent works, you then take a look at the exhibition catalogue? Why is it that the reproductions often seem so far from the reality that just a few minutes before had been recorded on our retina? How is it that the majority of the postcards we want to buy we see as poor or barely faithful to the original? Checking the colour test of the work Portrait of Benedetta Bianco (more…)

Opening of “The donation of David Douglas Duncan, II”

Since Thursday October 2nd you can enjoy the second of the exhibitions organised with the snapshots that the international photographer David Douglas Duncan, friend of Pablo and Jacqueline Picasso, donated to the museum on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. The new proposal counts on a selection of images by this photographer which are a documentary testimony of the Picasso's process of creation. David Douglas Duncan. Picasso Making a Spanish Platter. La Californie, abril de 1957. Modern inkjet digital print. 50 x 60 cm. Gift of David Douglas Duncan, 2013 (more…)