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The inhabitants of the museum: Jacqueline Roque

Continuing the series of the inhabitants of our museum we are going to talk about one of the leading characters from the life and work of Picasso,of the muse of the muses, who he loved in his maturity and with whom he totally fell in love with, Jacqueline Picasso. The last wife of the artist was born in Paris under the name of Jacqueline Roque, in February 1927.  Her father abandoned them so she lived with her mother until she died, when  Jacqueline was eighteen years old. (more…)

Sant Jordi with Picasso

On Sunday April 23rd we will be celebrating Sant Jordi (Saint George's Day), the festivity of the book and the rose in Catalonia. And what better way to end the week than to dedicate this article to the magic that the day dedicated to the patron saint of Catalonia awakens amongst readers.  That's why it gives us pleasure to recommend some new publications so that you can enjoy the Day alongside Picasso. (more…)

«Picasso. Portraits», fascination for the face

«Picasso. Portraits», from March 17th to June 25th 2017, lands in the Museu Picasso of Barcelona after being well received in the National Portrait Gallery of London. The exhibition highlights the importance of portrait for the artist with 81 works that reflect the extraordinary range of styles that he cultivated with all the techniques and during all the phases of his extensive career. 24 oil paintings, 33 drawings, 6 sculptures, 8 photographs and 7 prints, from public and from private collections from all over the world, make up this magnificent exhibition. (more…)

The 2nd edition of ZOOM is already here!

It's here again!  The 2nd edition of ZOOM has arrived and is up and running! In our last post, about the Balance of 2016 in the Museu Picasso, we explained, amongst other topics, the programme of activities that we offered in the Museum , and one of the star activities that we talked about was «Zoom. The collection under analysis». As many of you will remember, last year the 1st edition of ZOOM was created, an innovative monthly activity (open to all publics and of free access) in which we got to know the works of Picasso from two different aspects, the ...

«The 156 engravings»: Picasso reflects on love, life and art

Claustre Rafart, curator of the exhibition in the Museu Picasso that exhibits them completely for the first time since 1980, tells us: “The 156 engravings are the film of the life of Picasso”. This series of engravings, that the artist carried out between 1968 and 1968, are a paradigmatic example of the latter work of Picasso and of his experimentations and trials in various engraving techniques. Thematically, this series of works could be summed up as a final major tragicomedy, in which literary, artistic and autobiographical quotes are mixed together, with a sensuality provided by nude and exhibitionist women, confronted by ...