Monday, February 8, 2010

Picasso Museum

The Barcelona Cathedral, which we skipped;
it's hardly the main church in town

Alley near the Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum has a no-pix policy; Vicki snapped
this in protest; I didn't really think anything was worth

Old city walls and portal, part Roman

Much of Picasso's formative years were in or near Barcelona, and the Picasso Museum has a great deal of his earliest work. Even his adolecent paintings are striking for their emotion and skill. He was a genuine prodigy and paid his dues in mastering conventional techniques. The museum has holdings up through the Blue period, plus his 1957 Las Meninas (parody? tribute?) but not a lot more. Not our most impressive museum, but then Picasso is not exactly our favorite artist.

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