Barcelona and Pablo Picasso (1881) are inextricably linked. In addition to completing his academic studies in the Spanish city, this is where Picasso took his first steps towards modernism. Museu Picasso features some of the most important works from his formative period, created between 1890 and 1904, when Picasso lived and worked in his beloved ‘Barça’.
Picasso had just turned fourteen when he registered at the School of Fine Arts, marking the start of a wonderful and versatile career. Museu Picasso, one of three museums named after and dedicated to the Spanish master, is easily the most visited museum in Barcelona. Its extensive collection consists of paintings, ceramics and graphics exhibited in chronological order. This ensures you an excellent insight into the unique talents of Pablo Picasso.
In addition to his early works, the museum also shows highly realistic paintings painted by Picasso during his ‘Blue Period’ when he divided his time between Barcelona and Paris. Many of the poverty-stricken, melancholy figures he painted then were residents of Barcelona. Equally impressive are the various pieces from Picasso’s last stage in life. Although Museu Picasso does not feature any of the artist’s greatest masterpieces, the collection explains to visitors how Picasso developed his own unique style.
The museum consists of three storeys with a total of 35 rooms packed with creations from Picasso. It is located in five interconnected townhouses with courtyards and detailing that reflect their centuries-old past. The main entrance is part of the 15th century Palau Berenguer d’Aguilar. Museu Picasso is situated in Carrer Montcada, a street in the heart of the popular La Ribera neighbourhood.
More information on: www.museupicasso.bcn.cat