The Pablo Picasso Museum, Malaga
By Ruth Polak
The Pablo Picasso Museum in Malaga is a wonderful tribute to this great
and innovative artist of the twentieth centuary.
It had been a long time desire of the artist himself, as well as his
family, that he should have a presence in his birthplace city of M"laga. The
Picasso Museum is one of only three in the world dedicated exclusively to
the artist. He was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth
century being as he was both an innovator of artistic styles and
techniques and thus changed the course of modern art.
The Picasso Museum is located in the historic city center and
is housed in the wonderful 16th. centuary Palacio de Buenavista.
The majority of the permanent collection is exhibited in the
Palacio de Buenavista.This large, noble house is typical of Andalusian
architecture of that period with its blend of Renaissance and
Mudejar influence. Christine Ruiz Picasso, the principal donor of the
funds, had expressed her wish that the building should be of typical
Andalusian architecture and this indeed is a fitting monument to
house the great man's works.
In its twelve halls, the Picasso Museum displays amost 200 works of art
which constitute the permanent collection. The art gallery also
include 4 other halls for temporary exhibits. Completing the
museum facilities are an assembly hall, a library, an educational
department and an investigation and a promotion center.
The main collection is principally made up of works donated, or on loan,
from Christine Ruiz-Picasso, daughter-in-law of the artist, and her
son Bernard, grandson of Picasso.The museum opened with 204 permanent
works of which 133 are due to Christine's collaboration. An additional
49 works are on free permanent loan for a period of 10 years. Another
40 pieces are on loan from Bernard for the period of one year. Of
incalculable value, this collection consists of works and paintings
that Picasso gave to his family members and the majority of the
exhibits in the collection have not been seen in public
before. Among the numerous works to be seen for the first time are
Olga Kokhlova con Mantilla (1917), Madre y ni"o (1921-1922) and
Retrato de Paulo con Gorro Blanco (1923).
24th. Oct. 2005
Picasso, ceramics and traditions.
This exhibition brings together some of Picasso's astounding ceramics
and those from the past milenia in the mediterranean which so influenced him.
There are 56 original works by the artist and 36 from different historical
periods ranging from antiquity to the 19th. centuary.
13th.March.-11th. June 2006.
The Picassos of Antibes.
In 1946 Picasso was offered one of the great rooms at the Castle of Antibes
to use as a studio. He was so pleased with the offer that he exclaimed,
"I'm not only going to paint, I'll decorate the museum too!" The resulting
series of paintings reflected the jubilation of liberation. Picasso later
added sculptures,graphics and ceramics to this collection thus forming
the base for the first French museum dedicated to him.
This exhibiton will comprise a selection of these most outstanding works,
none of which have been seen in Spain before.
Address of the Picasso Museum
Palacio de Buenavista
c/ San Agust'n, 8
29015 M"laga, Espa"a
For more information on all of the above visit the
Website of Picasso Museum www. museopicassomalaga.org
Tel: (34) 952 127600
Fax: (34) 952 127607
Tuesdays -Thursdays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Fridays - Saturdays: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
December 24th and 31th: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Closed Mondays, December 25th, and January 1st.
Collection: 6,00 euros
Exhibits: 4,50 euros
Combined entrance: 8,00 euros.
Ticket Desk will remain open until half an hour prior to closing time.
About The Author
Article submitted by Ruth Polak, the owner of http://www.costadelsol-vacationrentals.com,
a site specializing in holiday apartments and villas on the Costa del Sol and in Rural
Andalucia. For more information about things to do whilst holidaying in the area