The street of Montcada gathers together a singular representation of architecture of late medieval Barcelona. The so-called “large houses” that make it up are today a conjunction and superimposition of styles, that despite the transformations, haven’t lost their original spirit.
On Friday January 30th we held the seminar “The Blue Period: New Interpretations by Means of Technical Studies” at the Museu Picasso. The seminar provided us with plenty of new information that posed many challenges both for restorers as well as for art historians.
The aim of this conference was to make known and also to make available the latest technical studies that have been carried out on the emblematic works of the Blue Period, a fundamental period closely linked to the city of Barcelona. The applications of new technologies have allowed us to “see” the underlying works and to obtain a lot of information about the pictorial process of the artist.
What will we be doing in 2015? This last Tuesday we presented the museum’s programming of what the museum will be doing this year. Exhibitions, seminars, activities, presentations, restorations and family workshops, amongt others, will form part of the new programme that we have planned for 2015. Following you can find an outline of the main events:
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Multiplying the images by means of a copper matrix is the essence of the print. This allows the artist to produce multiple prints that can be acquired and spread around the world.
From October 11th onwards you can see in the galleries of the museum the exhibition “Journey through the blue: La Vie” organised by the Museu Picasso of Barcelona in collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Art.
On February 28th the Museu Picasso organised a seminar entitled The pastel technique: specificities of its conservation and restoration.
Thanks to a comprehensive conservation and restoration intervention, carried out over the past few months by the team of restorers of Blanca Lopez de Arriba, Beatriz Montoliu and Jesús Zornoza, the visitors to the museum will once again be able to enjoy this singular decorative ensemble.
Acting as a courier, travelling from one side of the planet to the other, there is always a bit of time to note down one’s key ideas about the journey, the works and the museums.
During the next four months, one of ‘our’ paintings — Picasso’s Harlequin — will be on show in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Having returned from my trip to Los Angeles to supervise the shipping, I’d like share one or two travel notes with you: Read more »
With the arrival of summer, Barcelonians have more free time and many visitors arrive in the city hoping to have a good time and take advantage of its large cultural offering. The fact that the Museu Picasso is one of the main points of interest in this offering demonstrates that Picasso’s work is of international interest and that the legacy he left to the city of Barcelona continues to be enjoyed by the public. Read more »
Yesterday in London, Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum and Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, discussed about the Museum of the 21st Century in front of an audience of 500, at the London School of Economics. The event was coorganized with Thames & Hudson. While the announced podcast is not yet available, here are 5 ideas I’ve chosen from the excerpts publishes in Guardian and in Social media and Comunications: