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Picasso Museum in Barcelona

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010, 7:57 am

Pablo Picasso lived from the age of 13 to 23 in the Catalan capital. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona showcases his works from these early years.

Early Years

Museum for understanding Picasso’s formative years

Early work of Picasso Barcelona

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is the center of reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. Originally in the early 1960s, the museum’s collection came from Picasso’s closest friend Jaime Sabartés. It was later extended by a large collection offered by Pablo Picasso himself. There are now more than 3,500 works making up the permanent collection of the museum. Highlights of the collection include two of his first major works, The First Communion, and Science and Charity.

Chronological Order

Exhibits from Picasso’s childhood to his mature works

Visiting Picasso Museum Barcelona

The museum’s curators have organized the exhibit chronologically from Picasso’s childhood to his mature works. This presentation helps to understand the master’s evolution of thought and shows how he developed his unmistakable style. In particular, the Museu Picasso reveals Picasso’s relationship with the city of Barcelona, a relationship that was shaped in his youth and adolescence, and continued until his death.

The Building

Five palaces make up the museum

Building of Picasso Museum Barcelona

Located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, five palaces make up the Museum. The construction of the buildings dates back to the 1300s. A recent expansion gives visitors five areas to explore the famous art pieces. More than one million people visit the museum every year making it one of the most popular attraction of the city.

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Photo credits (in order of appearance): DDohler (featured photo), Alex Grechman, Longster47, MorBCN

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    There is a book available on Amazon Lets Trail Picasso which guides you around Barcelona, Malaga, Paris and the South of France to places of interest from Picasso’s life. Worth checking out.


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