Monday, February 10, 2014

Top 10 Places to visit in Barcelona - 10). Picasso Museum

10). Picasso Museum - Introduction

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,249 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence. 

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City Centre Retreat develops a new appreciation for Picasso

We went to the museum in order to find an appreciation for Picasso, one that we didn't have. What we found was that as well as a lot about our lack of knowledge concerning his life and his work. We was ultimately blown away. We stood in line for 45 minutes to an hour as we didn't get tickets on line in advance. We got tickets for the museum and the temporary exhibit. What we saw was Picasso's work from the early years and his later work, with some in between. (The new management, as of the first of this year 2013, is adding more of his mid life work to the museum this year). We had no idea, and we are ashamed to admit it, that his work was so diverse. That was a surprise and a delight. There were many pieces we would love to have. A great part of the exhibit was learning more about Picasso and his life, his loves, his dedication to his gift, through the photographs donated to the museum by one of his best friends, David Douglas Duncan. They are stunning, moving, real and beautiful. They have taken his work and did some infrared technology and more to see what is beneath it...the results are really cool. This was probably my favorite museum and collection during our time in Barcelona and France.

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