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Picasso, behind and in front of the camera

In mass society, the stars are photographed to infinity and Picasso was the first international media star painter. Therefore, it is to be expected that his relationship with photography was very intense, either in front of the camera - how many great photographers of the 20th century photographed him! – as well as behind it. The exhibition «Picasso, the photographer’s gaze», which you can see in the museum until 24th September, precisely explores this fruitful relation between Picasso and photography. But this isn’t just an exhibition of photographs by Picasso and about Picasso, but it also aims to bear testimony to ...

This autumn we are renewing the galleries of the collection

Last week we started the changes to the permanent collection of the museum to renew the galleries for this autumn. Throughout the year we have been systematically changing a certain number of drawings and paintings, turning, in this way, the collection into a living organism which is renewed and modified non-stop. The reasons for these changes that we do on a periodical basis is due in some cases to reasons of preventive conservation, as would be the case of the works on paper and the works being restored, and also for reformulations of the expositive discourse of the galleries, either to ...

Doctoral thesis about Pablo Picasso: portrait and self-portrait

There are many publications that have talked about Picasso, his artistic trajectory, his works, hisfriends, his pictorial styles, but as often happens with such multifaceted artists, there will always be something unsaid about Picasso and there are always fields to research and things to learn. Self-portrait. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Charcoal and white crayon on paper. 22.5×16.5cm. MPB 110.632 (more…)

The changes to the Collection this January

This week we have started to make new changes to the permanent Collection of the museum that will be carried out throughout the month of January. This renovation includes the rotation of pieces that have to rest for reasons of preventive conservation, the temporary loan of works to other exhibitions, and the restructuring of the exhibition space so that the tour of the exhibition maintains a coherent discourse.  As follows we will explain the changes, gallery by gallery: Gallery 1: On the occasion of the third exhibition of the fiftieth anniversary, “50 years of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona: The Exhibitions”, ...

After the exhibition“Yo Picasso. Self-Portraits”

The catalogues of exhibitions have a double life.  On the one hand, they are the testimony of a temporary and short-lived event that gathers together a series of works and documents in one place and in one space, selected by the curators to illustrate or suggest an idea, a thesis, that structures and covers both the exhibition and the catalogue.  On the other hand, once the period of time has passed in which we are allowed to live the experience of the exhibition, the catalogue loses this original temporality and becomes an essay, a specialised monograph. All this preamble leads us ...