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The papers of Sabartés and Picasso’s letters

The Jaume Sabartés archive is kept here at the Picasso Museum. It arrived in two different instalments, the first, when Sabartés died in 1968, and bequeathed part of his archive to the museum in his will. Picasso himself sent the documents to the museum and they were received by Josep Selva on the 16th of February in 1968. The next part was purchased from the Miquel Alzueta gallery on the 29th of September in 2008. The archive brings together part of the documentation that Jaume Sabartés – writer, personal secretary and great friend and confidante of Picasso- had amassed between ...

The live restoration of “Science and Charity”

If you visit the museum these days you will be able to enjoy something not very habitual: the live restoration of what is considered to be the leading work from the formation of the artist, Science and Charity, a piece of large dimension, created in 1897, and that this year is celebrating its 120th anniversary. Picasso painted Science and Charity in Barcelona, in the highest flat of the street Plata, 4, a studio rented by his father, and that today has been turned into a hotel. The work was presented in the exhibition of 1897 in Madrid, where it was awarded ...

Other artists in the 1970 Picasso donation

We are celebrating the donation of Picasso to our museum in 1970 with the exhibition «Other artists in the 1970 Picasso donation», from April 6th to September 3rd 2017. An exhibition curated by Malén Gual, conservator of the Museu Picasso of Barcelona. The visitor can enjoy a selection of 31 works, paintings and drawings by artists that Picasso left in family homes when he moved to Paris and which, subsequently, in 1970 he would donate to the museum in memory of his friend Jaume Sabartés. (more…)

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…)