Blanquita Suárez was a comic artist who was born in the Teatre Principal of San Sebastián at the beginning of the 20th century and died around 1970. She came from a family traditionally that had been in the show business for several generations: her grandfather was a prompter at the Teatre Apolo, her father was a baritone, her mother sang in a zarzuela choir and her sister, Cándida Suárez, was a well-known soprano who triumphed during the 30s and 40s.
The last session of the Reading Club for the 2011-2012 course counted on two exceptional protagonists: Josep Palau i Fabre and Jordi Coca.
Here at the museum we are starting a new season of ‘Seen by…’, our special programme of guided visits to the collection led by rather out-of-the-ordinary guides: we ask professional people from very different backgrounds to talk about their responses to the works on show, in terms of their particular links to their own creative endeavour and their visual and cultural imaginary. Architects, writers, circus artists, dancers, painters, photographers, scientists, poets, designers, art critics, film and theatre directors and more… a wide range of creative talents from the most varied fields have shared their perspectives and points of view, enabling us see the works with new eyes and break away from the historicist approaches that so often shape the way we engage with Pablo Picasso’s art and at times tend to alienate rather than bring us closer to it.