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The American adventure of Jaume Sabartés

In the Barcelona years of Pablo Picasso and Jaume Sabartés, the painter always represented his friend as a romantic and melancholic poet. But Bohemian times can never go on too long. The young Sabartés would have wanted to make a living as a writer and a modern artist, but the times didn’t accompany him. The crisis after the war of Cuba led to many youths emigrating and this was the decision that Sabartés took in July 1904, taking advantage of the fact that his maternal uncle, Francisco Gual, had a grocer’s shop in Guatemala City, called La Palmera. He would ...

The Museu Picasso will extend its visiting hours from 16th March onwards

The Museu Picasso of Barcelona will extend its visiting hours during the spring, the summer and part of the autumn of 2019. In this way, from 16th March until 31st October, the museum will be open seven days a week: Mondays from 10am to 5pm (except: Monday, 13th May and 20th May , the museum will remain closed), Thursdays from 9am to 9.30pm, and the rest of the days, from 9am to 8.30pm. This change responds to the need to adjust the opening times to the volume of visitors we receive during these months, which is usually higher than during the ...

More than 100 professionals participate in the international symposium about conservation and restoration «Around Picasso»

On 29th November, together with the Universitat Politècnica de València we organised the international symposium, «Around Picasso: an insight into the relationship between material choices and failure mechanisms» with the attendance of more than 120 professionals. The aim was to present the first conclusions of the R&D project ProMeSA through the scientific study that the new technologies allow to be carried out of Picasso's works.  This is, therefore, a multi-disciplinary work for knowing and preventing the physiochemical deterioration of the materials that the artist used throughout his career. As emphasized by the director of the Museu Picasso, Emmanuel Guigon, the symposium ...

Claustre Rafart: «For Picasso and the publishers Gustavo Gili, private and professional formed a whole»

Until 24th February you can visit the exhibition «Pablo Picasso and the publishers Gustavo Gili. Work and friendship» in the Museu Picasso of Barcelona, which reviews the relation of the artist with this family from Barcelona from the 1920s onwards.  We have been talking with Claustre Rafart, curator of the exhibition that you can visit together with the exhibition of «Sabartés by Picasso by Sabartés». Both shared the city of Barcelona as a backdrop.

Margarida Cortadella: «The correspondence between Sabartés and Picasso breaks the cliché that they only spoke about money»

As you know, the Museu Picasso is hosting the exhibition «Sabartés by Picasso by Sabartés» until 24th February, in which we review the friendship that joined them during almost 70 years. The exhibition is curated by the director of the Museum, Emmanuel Guigon, and by the head of the library, Margarida Cortadella, who we have interviewed to get to know a little more about the contents of the exhibition.