1917. Picasso in Barcelona
Exhibitions and activities
10/26/2017 - 01/28/2018
With this exhibition we celebrate the last significant period of time spent in Barcelona by Pablo Picasso. This brief period in Barcelona is highly interesting from Picasso's artistic point of view, as it was a moment of research into new sources and visual resources, where the artist alternated between the more rigorous canons of Cubism and a more classical, realist line of work.
The Museu Picasso conserves all the oil paintings but one done in this period, left in the family home since he chose not to take them out of Spain, as the artist explained in a letter to Gertrude Stein. The exhibition will feature painting, preparatory drawing for the paintings and independent drawings, seeking to unite the widest possible selection of his production during the months spent in the city. Documentation related to his stay in the city will also be featured, showing his activity as a painter along with his times at ease (going to the bullfights and to the theatre), as well as time spent with friends, acts done in his honour and his participation in events in civil society, amongst others.
Celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Ballet at the Liceu in Barcelona, the Museu Picasso will organize a special event to commemorate the event.