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«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 ...

Latest donations and acquisitions, 2010-2016

These last few years, the Museu Picasso has incorporated in its collections 115 works by Pablo Picasso, 15,871 photographs by various authors, 3,277 photolithographic prints and 24,221 textual documents related to Picasso and the study of his life and work. We owe this important contribution to our collections to the inestimable generosity of a group of people and entities that, with their donations, have wanted to actively participate in the growth of the institution so that, in accordance with the wishes of our founders, the work of Pablo Picasso can be exhibited in a permanent way in the city of ...

2016 in the Museu Picasso

In the previous post we explained what the major milestones of 2015 had been: in this one we would like to present our projects for 2016, that we are beginning full of energy and with proposals in all the activity fields of the museum. With regard to our exhibition programme, we will present the exhibition Cubism and war. The crystal in the flame, which will be the main exhibition of the expositive season of the museum, focused on the survival of the European avant-garde artists established in Paris during the First World War. The response to the conflict of war was ...

Two Old Friends Meet again in Space, Time and Art

After spending two years apart in different rooms of the Museu Picasso, now, as a result of a redistribution of the collection towards the end of 2011, two highlights of our collection —Woman's Head (Fernande), from 1905, and Portrait of Madame Canals (1906), now known as Madame Canals — are on show in the same space once again, directly facing one another. This new placing of the two works, the first a sculpture and the other a painting, reflects a desire to explain the influence of their respective models on the personal and artistic world of Picasso in Paris in ...