The life and art of Picasso has gone beyond the screens of cinema and television to construct more or less fortunate stories of audiovisual fiction. Picasso is a key figure in 20th century culture, a ...
Category Historical Curiosity
Sánchez Arcas, the friend and guide of Picasso and Eluard in the Congress for Peace
Manuel Sánchez Arcas (1897-1970) was a very active architect during the 1920s and 1930s, and a man committed towards the republican cause. He was considered to be one of the maximum components of the Madrid ...
Josep Rocarol, the set designer who saved the monastery of Pedralbes
In October 1902 Picasso and his friend Josep Rocarol i Faura took the train from Barcelona to Paris. They were happy because they had just managed to avoid doing the military service after their respective ...
One hundred years since the gift of The Harlequin
The Harlequin is one of the most emblematic paintings of the Museu Picasso, a painting that that shouldn’t be missing from any anthology of the permanent collection. Apart from its importance within the group of ...
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?
On the death of John Richardson, friend and expert of Picasso
The British art historian John Richardson, who died in New York on March 12th at the age of 95 years old, was a representative of the best Anglo-Saxon tradition of the genre of biography. It's ...
Pablo Picasso. Self-Portrait, Sketches of Pompeu Gener and Oriol Martí and Other Sketches. Barcelona, 1899-1900. Pen and ink, and graphite pencil on watermarked paper. 32 x 22 cm. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Gift of Pablo Picasso, ...
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.