‘1917. Picasso in Barcelona’


This exhibition at the Museu Picasso looks at the Malaga-born painter’s time in Barcelona, from June to November 1917.

The artist’s arrival in Barcelona that year coincided with an important artistic boom in the city, featuring the Exhibition of French Art at the Palau de Belles Arts, and the exhibition and cultural activity generated at the Galeria Dalmau and the Galeries Laietanes. The presence of Picasso in the city was widely lauded in artistic circles, and the daily press published many articles about him. This 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 exhibition feature paintings, preparatory drawings for the paintings and independent drawings, seeking to assemble the widest possible selection of his production during the months he spent in the city.



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