Picasso & His Museum

May 23, 2012 § 4 Comments

Seated Harlequin 1923 – Picasso

I have visited the Picasso Museum in Paris and more recently his museum in Barcelona. He truly was a genius and walking through these rooms filled with his artwork was something I will never forget. In both cases, however, the architecture and design of the Museum itself really struck me. It added as much to the experience as the artwork itself.

In the case of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona (pictured here), several estate homes were taken over to house his masterpieces. The stonework and the architectural elements of these homes were beautifully maintained. Large stone archways, juliette balconies, a central courtyard with palm trees… all linked together with square, steel-framed openings and large, clear glass expanses – modern elements for a modern icon.

I wonder if Picasso would have felt at home in his Museums? I know I was pretty happy even just visiting. :)

I’d love to hear your thoughts on your favourite museum…

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§ 4 Responses to Picasso & His Museum

  • If you haven’t already, when you’re next in London, you should check out the John Soanes Museum – eclectic isn’t the word. Similarly in Oxford the Pitt Rivers is fascinating – exhibits arranged by type (so you get ancient Roman tokens next to contemporary bus tokens).

  • holditnow says:

    Favourite museum is a really tough one. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is humbling. Their collection is crazy. I actually liked the Tate in London before it was split in 2, when everything was under 1 roof. A little wonder of a museum is St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art in Glasgow. It has artifacts from every religion, from all over the world.

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