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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Museu Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

Viewing a retrospective of Picasso's work was very satisfying. He was such a lucky boy! He studied art seriously at art academies since he was a young child. Part of his training was at an academy here in Barcelona, near the water front. I learned so much more viewing the progression of his work. I have opinions about Picasso's work--as a fellow painter. I believe his strength was in his drawing rather than his painting. Hence his later work was more drawing than painting.  His Blue period was the most passion filled. I also think he delved into ceramics in his later life purely for fun but that pottery was not his forte. And I have to say, his chauvinistic ways are evident in his work. 
The court yard of the Picasso Museum and former ancient Barcelona mansion. Sunscreen makes my face shiny :P
Momentarily feeling the Barcelona humid heat.
Peter at the Barcelona Olympic Stadium.
Joining in with the traditional Catalan dance. I am on the top of Montjuic in this pic. They speak Catalan in Catalonia. Peter and I are hooped as we don't speak Spanish or Catalan!

The edge of Old Barcelona--a small city centre which was once completely inside Roman walls. Dates from about 2nd C.

Beautiful Barcelona.
Getting lost in Barcelona (trying to find the Picasso Museum).
Me entering the Picasso museum which is housed in a very old Barcelona mansion 14th C--built over Roman ruins.
Peter waiting in the Picasso Museum lineup.

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