The Museu Picasso in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,251 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 and youth and continued until his death. The Museum is very rich in regard to work from the formative years in the life of the artist; it is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period. The Museum also houses an important representation of works from 1917, and the series Las Meninas (1957) as well as a comprehensive print collection.
The genius of the young artist is revealed through the more than 3,500 works that make up the permanent collection. It also reveals his relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death. The Museum also has a set of 42 pieces of ceramic (vases, dishes and plates) made in the 1950s and bequeathed by Jaqueline Picasso in 1982.
The Joan Miro Foundation is one of the biggest art museums in Barcelona. Completely dedicated to Joan Miró, one of the city’s most important artists, it opened in 1975.
It’s located in the touristic mountain of Montjuic, honoring the legacy of one of the world’s masters of surrealism. Joan Miró was a painter, sculptor and ceramicist, who went to achieve global fame and critical acclaim for his works in surrealism. Born in Barcelona in 1893, he established a revolutionary pictorial language that changed art expressions during the 20th century. Along with Picasso and Dalí, he’s one of the most universal Spanish artists. The collection of the museum was assembled thanks to donations from the artist’s private collection. Other art collectors also contributed to complete the most comprehensive worldwide collection of one of the most universal Catalan painters.