Review of Picasso Museum
by Atmashant Kaur | PR Manager
For art lovers visiting Andalusia on one of our package holidays we provide an optional stop off at the Picasso museum which will give you a glimpse into the formative years of Pablo Picasso through the 4,251-artworks that make up the collection.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and stage designer considered one of the greatest and one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
Barcelona’s Museum Picasso was created by Jaume Sabartés, Picasso’s personal secretary and close friend, Picasso’s wife Jacqueline, The Barcelona society and Barcelona City Council to make the artist’s dream of a monographic museum in his beloved city. Gallery displays showcase Picasso’s childhood sketches, works from the artist’s Rose and Blue periods, and the famous 1950s cubist variations on Velázquez’s Las Meninas(in Rooms 22–26).
The lower-floor showcases Picasso’s sketches, oils, and schoolboy caricatures from his early years in A Coruña and has been described as the most captivating part of the museum demonstrating Picasso’s extraordinary artistic gift from a young age. On the second floor you see the beginnings of the mature Picasso and his Blue Period in Paris.
Accessibility at the museum
The Museum is fully accessible, and wheelchairs are made available for those visitors requiring one. Visitors with reduced mobility or wheelchairs may use the lift to reach the galleries. The galleries themselves are wide with sloping ramps between areas they are well-lit, and the information panels are within accessible viewing range. Guide dogs are allowed in the museum.
The accessible bathroom is indicated with signs and is fully accessible for wheelchair users.