Traveling To Barcelona

By: Reed Oxman Md

Spain is a country, a part of the European continent, bothof which are over flowing with museums, living and/or established specificallythis purpose.? So why do I singleout this average size museum amongst all the living Castles and large museumswith very recognizable names.? Couldthis be due to the single artist that this museum represents?? Or is it possibly due to the 3,500works that make up its permanent collection.? As you read on, the answers should become crystal clear.

To fully understand an artist, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, and whyhis art pieces are associated with such a continually increasing demand whilethe supply remains finite, then The Picasso Museum in Barcelona becomesindispensable.? This Museum is alsokey point in understanding Picasso’s genius as a young artist along with hissolid and intimate relationship developed with the City of Barcelona.? This relationship that was originallyshaped in Picasso’s adolescence and youth, continued until his death in 1973.

The museum boasts, and rightly so, to have acquired themost complete collection of Picasso’s youthful works found under one roof, thatremains open and available for the visual consumption of the generalpublic.? Barcelona must thank afriend of the artist, Jaume Sabartes, along with Picasso’s wishes, which weremade very clear in 1970 with his own donation of all his early works to thismuseum.? This very large donationnow makes up a large part of the museum’s present total collection, whichincludes representations of every period of the Artist’s life, up to his deathin 1973.

The museum also possesses a large and fairly completerepresentation of his works starting with an important chapter in Picasso’slife.? This chapter begins in 1917,the year that the artist met Olga Kokhova, kicking off his most importantrelationship with a mate.? At thispoint, to stay with Olga, the artist went to Rome along with the Diaguilev’sballet company.? Later, Picasso,with Olga at his side, traveled to Barcelona.? The purpose of this trip was to introduce her to his Spanishbased family.

His stay in Barcelona was long.? This period was marked by his transition from Cubism to thereencounter with classicism.? Themuseum also has a priceless group of works from his later Blue Period.?

Therefore, I hope that after reading my short article, thetraveler can appreciate how a visit to this exciting and cosmopolitan city ofBarcelona cannot be considered as worth mentioning without highlighting acrucial visit to one of the most important 20th century bornEuropean museumsPsychology Articles, The Picasso Museum InBarcelona.?? ? ??

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