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On the death of John Richardson, friend and expert of Picasso

The British art historian John Richardson, who died in New York on March 12th at the age of 95 years old, was a representative of the best Anglo-Saxon tradition of the genre of biography. It's a way of doing things that, without giving up on facts and figures and the abundant documentation that a biography requires, provides a literary style, a narrative structure and a skillful way of interweaving the life and work of the character being written about, and in which academic rigor and dissemination go hand in hand. John Richardson admiring one of the works of the exhibition Picasso ...

Confronting Picasso, an expositive exercise

Picasso is the object of a multitude of exhibitions each year that propose new interpretations of his work, analysing in detail a period or a specific theme, or focusing on certain artistic techniques.  But one of the most interesting topics is the relation of Picasso with other artists.  The Museu Picasso, as an institution that promotes the study and diffusion of the figure and work of Picasso, will be presenting this March the exhibition “Picasso-Dalí. Dalí-Picasso”. After “Picasso vs. Rusiñol” and “Picasso Looks at Degas”, this is the third major exhibition dedicated to the exploration of the relations between Picasso ...

Farewell to Pepe Serra: assessment of a phase

When our director Pepe Serra said goodbye to the team at the Museu Picasso he told us: ‘We have done ten years’ work in five years.’ What follows is a brief summary of some of the projects carried out during his time as director. · Research and development of exhibitions that contribute knowledge and added value. "Feasting on Paris. Picasso 1900-1907" (2011). Self-Portrait with Palette, Picasso, Paris, 1906 |  "Picasso Looks at Degas" (2010). (more…)

As a guided tour through the exhibition

Interview with Richard Kendall and Elizabeth Cowling, curators of the exhibition "Picasso looks at Degas". Selected comments and complete video of the interview. Richard Kendall: She works on Picasso, I work on Degas, and we said, well, here is a story, there's a very interesting story, a challenge for us to put it into the form of an exhibition and to examine the way that Picasso looked at Degas, learned from Degas, got engaged with Degas' art, and how that works out through the course of his career. That's really the basis of the exhibition: it's a very simple idea which ...