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Inhabitants of the museum: Ramon Reventós, the writer friend of Picasso

Ramón Reventós i Bordoy was a writer and journalist who was born in 1881 in Barcelona, son of master mason Isidre Reventós Amiguet and of Concepció Bordoy Tuyet. Of the nine children they had, the eldest brother Ramon, better known as Moni, and the second Jacint, nicknamed Cinto, were the members of the Reventós family with whom Picasso kept up the closest friendship. Pablo Picasso. Ramon Reventós Bordoy. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Peinture à l’essence, charcoal and Conté crayon on paper. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.872 © Successió Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2015 | Joan Vidal i Ventosa. Fernande Olivier, Pablo Picasso and Ramon Reventós ...

Barcelona Secret Museum, by Ignacio Vidal-Folch, at the Reading Club

One of the interests of the Reading Club has been, right from the very beginning, the city of Barcelona, not only because it is one of the Picassian cities par excellence, but also because a major part of the art of the 20th century was created, based on, or as a reflection around, the urban experience.  The city, however, can’t be reflected on  easily: it requires new forms, new outlines, new words and new ways of combining these words. Barcelona Secret Museum, by Vidal-Folch, proposes an audacious solution to the difficulty of speaking about a city that is unattainable by ...

Travelling painters and stories by César Aira in the Reading Club

For the session of March 20th, we counted on the presence of a well-known and much-loved figure: Jordi Carrión, jointly responsible for the initiative of the Reading Club of the Museu Picasso and coordinator, until last season, of the sessions. With Carrión, we spoke about Episodio en la vida del pintor viajero and Relatos reunidos, (“An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter” and “Collected Stories”) by César Aira. (more…)

Winning texts from the competition “Picasso in Words”

This past month of June we awarded the prizes to the winners of the competition of short stories "Picasso in Words" organised jointly with the Open University of Catalonia (OUC). Here we show you the winning stories: The Passeig de Colom The Passeig de Colom. Pablo Picasso. Barcelona, 1917. Oil on canvas. MPB 110.028 (more…)