• Thanks to the two curators of the exhibition, Elizabeth Cowling and Richard Kendall, recognized authorities on Picasso and Degas, respectively, and to a spectacular selection of images, we can delve into the complex meshes of affinity that link these two crucial figures of modern painting. The essays here reveal the artists' parallel interests in themes of urban life, dance, brothels or scenes of women at their toilette, and their shared passions for sculpture and photography.
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/picasso-looks-degas-0
  • This outstanding tour through of more than 250 images sheds light on the shifting relationship between Picasso and the modernista artist par excellence, Santiago Rusiñol. At the outset, Picasso deeply admired Rusiñol as a man and an artist and adopted many of his postulates and practices. Eventually, however, after this period of absorption (to use the term employed by Eduard Vallès, the exhibition curator) Picasso distanced himself from Rusiñol almost for good through satire and caricaturisation. This path (illustrated to perfection by Picasso's 21 portraits of Rusiñol ) is a paradigmatic example of the creative and life processes of the painter from Malaga.
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/picasso-versus-rusi%C3%B1ol-1
  • Over the centuries Japanese erotic prints have been known by different names, such as shunga, makura-e or warai-e. Another related term was higa-e, meaning 'secret images'. This catalogue presents for the first time some twenty of these prints which belonged to Picasso. In order to establish a thought-provoking dialogue we have selected a number of Picasso's own erotic etchings and various works by other artists, both Japanese and Western, which together shed new light on the phenomenon of European interest in Japanese art and on the links between this and the work of Picasso.
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/cat%C3%A0leg-imatges-secretes-picasso-i-lestampa-er%C3%B2tica-japonesa
  • "Metamorphosis - one thing turning into another - has long been acknowledged as crucial to Picasso's work, both in its creative processes and in its impact. What has been looked at much less deeply is the way Picasso's metamorphic manipulation of pictorial signs allowed him to move between the living and the dead as he invented and transformed his ideas. This book takes the reader through carefully selected sequences of works on a journey in Picasso's imagination, one that holds in balance the living and the dead'.
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/living-things-picasso-figure-still-life
  • The catalogue reproduces the entire series of Las Meninas that Picasso painted in 1957, together with other works by almost 25 different artists from various periods also inspired by Velázquez's masterpiece. By means of various essays and analyses of the featured works, the book invites a new reading of Picasso's series, rooted in the tradition of Spanish painting and at the same time highlighting its significance as a precursor of our contemporary interest in issues addressed by many subsequent interpretations, which have engaged concepts such as the space, the weight of the iconographic elements or the presence of the processes of artistic creation and of the artist himself in the resulting work
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/oblidant-vel%C3%A1zquez-las-meninas
  • Lee Miller met Picasso in 1937 and from that moment until the artist's death, the American photographer took nearly one thousand photos - over a hundred of which are included in this catalogue - showing the private Picasso and his world. The extremely intimate account given by Antony Penrose - Lee and Roland's son - is particularly interesting, where he recalls the unique experience of living with Picasso through the eyes of a boy. In addition, two texts on Picasso are also reproduced: a piece by Lee Miller from 1960, for an exhibition of the artist held in London, and another unpublished piece written by Roland Penrose.
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/lee-miller-picasso-en-privat
  • The passion Picasso showed throughout his life for drawing is evident from the thousands of sheets and numerous sketchbooks he used covering all kinds of themes - nudes, portraits, still lives, animal figures and stage decoration. This book brings together over 270 drawings from the Musée Picasso in Paris and the Museu Picasso in Barcelona demonstrating the artist's insatiable curiosity for everything surrounding him and the intense thought processes preceding his work.
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/picasso-la-passi%C3%B3-del-dibuix
  • This publication reproduces seventy works from different private collections, linking them in some cases to the collection at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona. These temporary loans have been on display at the Museum from March 2006 to January 2008
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/la-col%C2%B7lecci%C3%B3-del-museu-picasso-una-nova-mirada
  • The catalogue from the exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Malaga and Barcelona with 84 works from the Musée Picasso d'Antibes, some of which had not been shown before outside the Côte d'Azur city, where Picasso created them from 1946 to 1947. Fibre cement, canvasses painted with Ripolin industrial paint, drawings and ceramics show a collection of characters linked to classic mythology and a multitude of sea life from the Mediterranean, managing to transmit to spectators the joie de vivre running through that period in the artist's life.
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/els-picassos-dantibes
  • Picasso's extensive link to the circus world is shown in the over 300 works reproduced in this catalogue. Captured when numbers were performed or, more often, in the intimate moments far from the public eye, the acrobats, riders, clowns, pierrots and jesters, amongst others, were the stars of many of Picasso's works from 1904-1905. They became a constant running theme throughout his life as can be seen in the last series of prints.
    Camí: /museupicasso/en/picasso-i-el-circ