Spain does not only offer you beautiful beaches and the possibility to relax, it is a very beautiful country that lends itself well to be inspired by art and culture. If this sounds interesting for you then you must visit places associated with one of the most famous Spanish artists, Pablo Picasso. The founder of cubism, the most expensive artist in the world, the most attractive artist if you are to believe all the thieves and thefts that are related to his works.
Everyone knows Pablo Picasso but maybe not all know that he was not only a painter, he was also an accomplished sculptor, theater artist, designer and ceramist. By many he is considered the greatest artist of the past century, especially so if you ask the Spanish who celebrate him and his work all throughout the country. You can find his collections scattered around the world today, but most of them are still home in Spain, below we have listed some of the places to go to see some of these.
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Museu Picasso (Barcelona)
One of the most popular museums in Barcelona and a must for any art enthusiast – the Picasso Museum, which opened its doors in 1963 in the old town mansion of Berenguer d’Agilar (XV century) on the initiative of Jaume Sabartes, secretary of Pablo Picasso
Today it is known as the Picasso Museum and occupies 5 mansions, after the death of Sabartes, Picasso himself donated a significant portion of his creations to the museum. To date, the museum contains more than 4 thousand of his works, and can comfortably boast to be the largest collection of Picasso in the world.
Mostly these are early works from 1895 to 1904, they are located in a strictly chronological order. You can also find paintings of the famous blue and partially pink period here, created before he moved to Paris. Of the earliest works, the most significant are Science and Mercy; among the later, the 1957 Menin series is distinguished — variations of Velasquez’s famous painting, as well as the Pigeons series created in Cannes the same year. The collection of ceramics , which was transferred to the museum by the widow of the artist Jacqueline Roque, is also important.
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Museo Casa natal de Pablo Picasso (Málaga)
Picasso was born in 1881 in Malaga, where the museum and foundation dedicated to him are now located. The House of Picasso, declared a historical monument in 1983 and has been turned into, Museum at Plaza de la Merced. Initially, only the first floor was opened as a museum, but gradually the whole house was converted into exhibition halls and inaugurated in 1998.
“Casa natal de Pablo Picasso”- is primarily a fund for the study and promotion of the artist’s creative heritage but it still hold great inspiration for anyone interested in art and culture on the first floor. The interior of all the rooms are preserved from the XIX century when the Ruiz-Picasso family lived in it.
The museum has paintings collected from more than 200 artists, in addition to the master.
The most valuable, the rough sketches of Pablo Picasso to his picture
“The Young Ladies of Avignon“. Also on exhibition are more than 50 books, illustrated by the artist along with Chagall, Miro and other artists.
Museo Picasso (Málaga)
The Picasso Museum in Malaga arose at the request of the artist himself. The idea of creation was born in 1953, but was only realized in 1992, when the wife of his late son Cristina Ruiz-Picasso arranged an exhibition of his father-in-law in Malaga. In 2003, 50 years after what was planned, the museum was inaugurated by King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia.
The museum’s collection contains 233 creations of the master, covering a huge period from early academic work to innovative masterpieces of the middle of the last century and mature paintings of recent years. The permanent exhibition represents the different eras of the work between 1892 and 1972 chronologically. With this, the museum fulfills the request of a master who wanted to share his legacy with his native city.