Both of them were students at La Llotja School of Fine Arts and regularly frequented the café Quatre Gats in the company of other young Barcelona-based artists. Sabartés also travelled to Paris in the autumn of 1901. Pablo Picasso and Mateu Fernández de Soto were there to meet him at Gare d'Orsay. That first journey, which lasted until 1904, the year Pablo Picasso finally settled in Paris and Jaume Sabartés left for Guatemala, resulted in a string of indelible memories: conversations, student workshops and the places they visited in Barcelona at the start of the 20th century. And, of course, their friends: Manuel Pallarès, Sebastià Junyer i Vidal, Ramon “Moni” and Cinto Reventós, Carles Casagemas, Emili Fontbona, Àngel and Mateu Fernández de Soto and Joan Vidal Ventosa, the relationship with some of who was rekindled forty years later, always against the backdrop of Barcelona and their formative years.