This autumn will be time for renovation and during the months of September and October we will be making changes to the galleries of the permanent collection of the museum, so as to adapt the spaces to the movements of the works, produced, on the one hand, to maintain the criteria of preventive conservation that we apply to the works of the museum (especially the works on paper) and, on the other hand, due to the loans of works that we do to other exhibitions and that other museums and collectionsoffer us. In this sense, the redistribution of the rooms takes place so as to maintain a coherent expositive discourse throughout the whole of the itinerary of the museum and not simply to substitute some works with others. The main changes for each gallery are the following:
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of the artist’s mother. Barcelona, 1896. Pastel on paper. 49,8 x 39 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.016 | Pablo Picasso. Slum houses. Corunna, April 1895. Oil on wood. 10 x 15,5 cm (irregular). Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.152
Gallery 1: in this gallery dedicated to the first period, the Portrait of the Artist’s Mother will be back on display, along witha self-portrait of 1896. Furthermore, in the display cases, the landscape Slum houses will be incorporated.
Pablo Picasso. Barceloneta beach. Barcelona, 1896. Oil on canvas. 24,4 x 34 cm (irregular). Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.073
Gallery 2: once the exhibition “Landscapes of Barcelona” has finished on September 14th, some of the works that were exhibited will return to this gallery, among them, Barceloneta beach. In the display case Nude man, in profile will also be added, an oil painting on canvas cut out by the artist himself.
Pablo Picasso. Houses in Horta de Sant Joan. Horta de Sant Joan, 1898-1899. Oil on canvas mounted on wood. 10,7 x 19,5 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.107 | Pablo Picasso. View of a street in Horta de Sant Joan. Horta de Sant Joan, 1898-1899. Oil on canvas mounted on wood. 9,4 x 14,1 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.120
Gallery 3: in this gallery, sharing the space with the work Science and Charity and small landscapes produced in Madrid, a series of drawings on paper of the stay of Picasso in Horta de Sant Joan will be incorporated.
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Carles Casagemas. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Oil on canvas. 55 x 45 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.022 | Pablo Picasso. Portrait of an unknown man. Barcelona, 1899. Oil on canvas. 47,5 x 35,2 cm (irregular). Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.026 | Pablo Picasso. Portrait of an unknown man in the style of El Greco. Barcelona, c. 1899. Oil on canvas. 34,5 x 31,2 cm (irregular). Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.034
Pablo Picasso. Sketch for ¡Pobres genios! Barcelona, 1899-1900. Pen and sepia ink on paper. 13,3 x 20,7 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.714 | Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Jaume Sabartés, seated. Barcelona, 1900. Charcoal and essence on paper. 48,5 x 32,4 cm. Gift of Jaume Sabartés, 1962. MPB 70.228 | Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Eveli Torent i Marsans. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Charcoal on paper. 47,5 x 31,4 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.855
Gallery 4: galleries devoted to the period of Picasso in the Barcelona of 1899-1900, in which the Portrait of Carles Casagemas will be shown alongside a series of paintings from the period of tenebrism that will return from the exhibition at the Museo del Prado Madrid “El Greco and Modern Painting”. A series of sketches of the work ¡Pobres genios! and two portraits, one of Jaume Sabartés and the other of Eveli Torent will also be incorporated.
Pablo Picasso. Printed menu for Quatre Gats. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Printed paper (chromolithograph). 21,8 x 32,8 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.995 | Pablo Picasso. Study for the menu for Quatre Gats. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Pen and sepia ink and charcoal on paper. 46,7 x 30,7 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.802 | Pablo Picasso. Sketches for the menu for Quatre Gats. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Pen and sepia ink on paper. 32,2 x 22,5 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.818
Gallery 5: in this gallery, dedicated mainly to Paris, the Printed menu for Quatre Gats will be back on display, accompanied by the whole series of preparatory drawings and sketches for the leaflet.
Pablo Picasso. The end of the performance. Paris, 1901. Pastel on canvas. 73 x 47 cm. Given by the Barcelona City Council, 1963. MPB 4.270 | Pablo Picasso. “La diseuse”. Paris, 1901. Charcoal and pastel on paper. 47 x 30 cm. Given by the Barcelona City Council, 1963. MPB 4.276
Gallery 6: a couple of pastels of female figures reciting will be exhibited, sharing the space with the oil paintings of The Wait (Margot) and Fairground Stall.
Pablo Picasso. Barcelona rooftops. Barcelona, 1903. Oil on canvas. 71 x 111 cm. Permanently ceded by the Ministry of Culture, 1991. MPB 112.943 | Pablo Picasso. Barcelona rooftops. Barcelona, 1902. Oil on canvas. 58,5 x 60,8 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.020
Gallery 8: the two works Barcelona Rooftops, that had been present in the temporary exhibition “Landscapes of Barcelona”, will return to their usal space, the gallery dedicated to the Blue Period.
Pablo Picasso. Harlequin. Barcelona, 1917. Oil on canvas. 117 x 89,5 cm (irregular). Given by the Barcelona City Council, 1963. MPB 10.941 | Pablo Picasso. Blanquita Suárez. Barcelona, 1917. Oil on canvas. 73,3 x 47 cm. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.013
Galleries 9 and 10: the works dated from 1917 will be concentrated in these two galleries, where you can see works such as the Harlequin, Blanquita Suárez and Gorged Horse. The Passeig de Colom and Woman with mantilla, among others, will be on loan to other exhibitions.
Pablo Picasso. Sculptor, recumbent model and self-portrait sculpture as Hercules. Paris, 17th March, 1933 (II). Etching on copper printed on paper. 26.8 x 19.5 cm (plate); 44.5 x 34 cm (paper). Acquisition, 1986. MPB 112.841 | Pablo Picasso. Rembrandt with his ‘Turban’, ‘Furs’ and ‘Elephant Eye’. Paris, 27th January, 1934 (IV). Etching on copper printed on paper. 27.8 x 19.9 cm (plate); 44.8 x 34 cm (paper). Acquisition, 1989. MPB 112.923
Gallery 11: this space is being completely renovated and will incorporate 15 prints from the Suite Vollard of Picasso which represent the artist’s studio.
Gallery 13: some of the works of the space dedicated to the series of Las Meninas by Picasso will be loaned to the exhibition “Picasso/Dalí, Dalí/Picasso”, a joint production with The Dalí Museum of Saint Petersburg in Florida and The gallery will be reorganized. We will be able to see this exhibition in the Museu Picasso as of March 2015.
Gallery 15: one of the works of the series of The Pigeons will be moved to the exhibition of “The donation of David Douglas Duncan II” and in the adjoining gallery two books will be added related to the prints of La Californie.
Pablo Picasso. Seated man. Mougins, 24th June, 1969. Oil on industrial corrugated board. 129,5 x 65 cm (irregular). Gift of Pablo Vilató, 1987. MPB 112.867
Gallery 16: in this gallery dedicated to the last years of the artist, the oil on cardboard of Seated man, painted in 1969, will be hung, and the work Painter working will leave, loaned to the exhibition of The Dalí Museum of Saint Petersburg.
Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Jaume Sabartés with ruff and hat. Royan, 22nd October, 1939. Oil on canvas. 46 x 38 cm. Gift of Jaume Sabartés, 1962. MPB 70.241 | Pablo Picasso. Humorous composition. Portrait of Jaume Sabartés and the pin-up Sylvia López. 24th March, 1958. Brush and Indian ink on magazine printed paper. 51,3 x 35 cm. Gift of Jaume Sabartés. MPB 70.669 | Pablo Picasso. Still life of glass, lemon and orange. París, 6th August, 1943. Oil on canvas. 16 x 24 cm. Gift of Jaume Sabartés, 1962. MPB 70.242
Galleries B: in October, the work Portrait of Jaume Sabartés with ruff and cap (currently on loan at the Museo del Prado) will return to these galleries where the works related to the friend and personal secretary of the artist, Jaume Sabartés, are located. Also, three humoristic compositions and two still lifes will be added.
September 1, 2014
Moltes gràcies per informar de les noves exposicions. Quines seran les obres que es retiraran?
September 2, 2014
Gracies per les imatges. Sempre que intento explicar la genialitat de Picasso a Chicago, em trobo molt limitat, doncs a l’ART INSTITUTE, el nostre museu, no en tenim de Picassos de joventut. Es dificil que la gent visiti virtualment el museu Picasso de Barcelona. Aquestes imatges m’ajudaran en les meves xerrades.
September 4, 2014
Francesc, moltes gràcies pel teu comentari. Les principals obres que es retiraran són les que cita l’article, no obstant, el llistat sencer és el següent:
MPB 110.131, MPB 110.205, MPB 110.093, MPB 110.196, MPB 100.212, MPB 110.140, MPB 110.149, MPB 110.175, MPB 110.188, MPB 110.189, MPB 110.202, MPB 110.335, MPB 110.384, MPB 110.385, MPB 110.752, MPB 110.709, MPB 110.717, MPB 110.738, MPB 110.745, MPB 110.747, MPB 4.265, MPB 110.872, MPB 110.805, MPB 110.784, MPB 110.653, MPB 4.233, MPB 110.053, MPB 4.262, MPB 110.461, MPB 110.497, MPB 110.504, MPB 110.519, MPB 110.525, MPB 110.807, MPB 110.833, MPB 110.834, MPB 4.269, MPB 110.474, MPB 110.485, MPB 110.496, MPB 110.539, MPB 70.170, MPB 70.026, MPB 70.694, MPB 4.275, MPB 50.486, MPB 70.243, MPB 110.004, MPB 110.007, MPB 110.029, MPB 70.810, MPB 70.687 , MPB 70.452
Per veure els detalls de casascuna pots consultar el catàleg online del museu. Gràcies per la teva consulta!
September 4, 2014
Hola Jordi, moltes gràcies per seguir el nostre blog i pel comentari, ens alegrem que la documentació que aportem sigui útil. També he volgut agraïr-te el comentari personalment per la meva vinculació amb Chicago, on vaig viure molts anys i vaig treballar al Museum of contemporary Art. Així que molts records a la Windy City des de Barcelona!