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The Porxos d’en Xifré, Picasso’s first residence in Barcelona

The Porxos d’en Xifré is a historic building of Barcelona which was inaugurated in 1840 after four years of works.  It occupies the block formed by the Passeig d’Isabel II, the Pla de Palau and the streets of Reina Cristina and Llauder, plots of land that were urbanized in 1834 as a result of the demolition of the sea wall. The building was the first to appear in daguerreotype done in Spain and is decorated with Masonic symbols.  But did you know that it was the first place where Picasso lived when his family moved to Barcelona? 

Inhabitants of the Museum: Pere Romeu, the soul of Quatre Gats

In the review of the inhabitants of the Museu Picasso, we take a stop at the figure of Pere Romeu, who we refer to as the soul of the Quatre Gats. A bohemian character and cultural promoter – but without capital for carrying out his projects, Romeu is the protagonist of some of the drawings that Picasso did in Barcelona’s legendary tavern and that form part of our permanent collection.

The mediation of Raimon Noguera in the creation of the Museu Picasso and the donation of 1970

The space between the historic building of the Museu Picasso and the Centre of Knowledge and Research holds the name of plaça de Raimon Noguera or, as we refer to it in a colloquial way, Pati Noguera (The Noguera Courtyard).  Since December 2017 there has been a plaque in the memory of this Catalan jurist who was a key character for the constitution of the museum, as we’ll explain in this article.

«The testament of Orpheus», the only cinematographic work of Picasso

The photograph at the top of this article by Lucien Clergue, corresponds to the unique cinematographic scene of Pablo Picasso, excluding documentary images.  The film was The Testament of Orpheus, directed by the French filmmaker Jean Cocteau in 1959, and apart from Picasso there were also appearances by his second wife Jacqueline Roque, the bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguín and the actress Lucia Bosè.

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