This last April the exhibition “Pablo Picasso: La Tauromàquia (Tauromachy)” was inaugurated at the Fundació Suñol. The exhibition presents the edition of the book, belonging to its own collection, that reproduces the manual La tauromaquia o arte de torear (Tauromachy or the art of bullfighting) by the bullfighter from the 18th century José Delgado (alias Pepe Illo) subsequently illustrated by Picasso with 26 aquatints on the inside and a drypoint on the cover.
For the final session of this year’s club, we counted on the presence of Eduard Vallès, curator of the exhibition “Yo Picasso. Self-portraits”. He was responsible for relating the obsession of the artist with his own image, an obsession that always accompanied him, with our reading, I’m not me, performance and the new spectators, by Estrella de Diego.
During this month of May we are carrying out new changes in the works exhibited in the Collection. In some cases, as for example the works on paper, the changes are being done for reasons of preventive conservation, but we are also taking advantage of these modifications to be able to show all the wealth of the Collection following a coherent expositive discourse and bringing to light works which perhaps are not so well known from these periods of Picasso.
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On May 18th, the International Museum Day will be held, and to celebrate it we will be offering an open-doors day. And as this year it coincides with the Night of the Museums… we will be open until one o’clock in the morning!
Furthermore, like last year, all the museums that celebrate it will participate in the multimedia programme “A piece of the story” in which we share with the online visitors a secret story or unknown detail about the centre or the objects of the collection. And here we leave you with our little piece of history:
On this day, back in 1968, Las Meninas series, donated by Picasso, came to the museum. The journalist and essayist Lluís Permanyer tells us:
To have managed to be the first to publish the big news about the donation of the Picassian Las Meninas to Barcelona deserves an explanation.
On April 27th, the exhibition “Picasso céramiste et la Méditerranée” was inaugurated in the Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs, the art centre of the town of Aubagne restored in 2011.
Josefa Ruiz Blasco, born in 1825, was the aunt of Pablo Picasso and the eldest of the eleven brothers and sisters of the Ruiz Blasco family. She lived with her sister and brother Matilde and José (Picasso’s father) in the Plaça de la Merced of Malaga until he got married and then she went to live with her youngest brother Salvador. The death of Josefa coincided with the days of the last visit of Picasso to Malaga, in 1901.
The session for the Textos españoles: 1894-1968 (Spanish Texts 1894-1968 ) by Pablo Picasso with Malén Gual, Curator of the museum, was a delight. It was a unique occasion in the Reading Club in which we had the pleasure of completing with images by the painter, some of his texts that demanded so, with such strength.
On Saturday March 9th the Museu Picasso celebrated the 50th anniversary of its inauguration. Quite a milestone, particularly if we take into account the Barcelona of 1963 and the political environment of the time.