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  • La Vie
Pablo Picasso, 1903. Oil on canvas. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Gift of the Hanna Fund, 1945.24

    Journey Through the Blue: La Vie

    • Date October 11th, 2013 through January 19th, 2014
    • This exhibition brings to Barcelona, the city in which it was created in 1903, La Vie, a leading painting from Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period. It returns to the city for the first time since it left it at the beginning of the 20th century.

  • David Douglas Duncan. Picasso and Jacqueline . La Californie, Canes, 1957. 50 x 60 cm. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Gift of David Douglas Duncan, 2013 © David Douglas Duncan 2013

    The Donation of David Douglas Duncan

    • Date October 26th, 2013 through January 19th, 2014
    • Duncan met Pablo Picasso on 8 February 1956, the same day he had stopped over at his home in the south of France on his way back from the East and before travelling to Africa. Robert Capa had promised to introduce him to the artist, but had died two years before being able to do so, in the First Indochina War. Duncan rung Picasso's home La Californie in Cannes, introducing himself as a friend of Capa's who just wanted to greet him. Jacqueline answered the phone and invited Duncan to pay them a visit. The encounter marked the beginning of a warm-hearted friendship with Picasso and Jacqueline that would last until the artist's death in 1973, seventeen years later.

  • Colocación de la placa del Museu Picasso. Fondo documental del Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Fotografía de Hernández

    50 years of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona: The Origins

    • Date March 9th through June 9th, 2013
    • 50 years of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona: The Collection

    • Date July 4th through October 24th, 2013
    • The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is probably the most obvious sign of the artist’s close ties to the city.

      Set up at Picasso’s request, the museum is the result of the hard work and determination of several different people and organisations: his personal secretary and lifelong friend, Jaume Sabartés, his wife Jacqueline Picasso, many relevant members of Barcelona’s society that so admired Picasso, and the Barcelona City Council, which during Franco’s dictatorship succeeded in making the artist’s dream come true: a dedicated museum in the city he loved.

  • Pablo Picasso - Selfportrait

    Yo Picasso. Self-Portraits

    • Date May 31st through september 1st, 2013
    • First major monographic exhibition about the self-portraits of Picasso. The period in time of this artistic genre covers more than seventy years, from his childhood, to shortly before his death. The self-portrait was used by Picasso with different aims in mind: in some he bears witness to biographical facts; in others he projects thoughts, whims, amusements, and in nearly all of them, he makes use of his own face as a laboratory for the most varied formal experimentations.