Pablo Picasso. Retrato de la tía Pepa. Málaga, junio-julio, de 1896. Foto: Gassull Fotografia. Museu Picasso, Barcelona © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Málaga, 2012

Pablo Picasso. Retrato de la tía Pepa. Málaga, junio-julio, de 1896.
Foto: Gassull Fotografia. Museu Picasso, Barcelona © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Málaga, 2012


From February 25 to June 9, 2013. – Museo Picasso – Palacio de Buenavista

What did Picasso look like before being Picasso? That is the question put forward by the museum dedicated to the artist in the city of Andaluzia where he was born on 25 October 1881. He left it when he was young, first for the Coruña , then to Barcelona and Paris, and he never returned after 1901.

Pablo Picasso.El viejo pescador, 1895. © Museo de Montserrat © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Málaga, 2013.

Pablo Picasso.El viejo pescador, 1895.
© Museo de Montserrat © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Málaga, 2013.

The 53 works presented show a promising but academic painter, trained in a cultivated but provincial family under the control of his father, both a drawing professor and the curator of the local museum. Most of the paintings present his family, the port, the fishermen and the artisans. In order to give a wider panorama of this city in southern Spain, the exhibition also includes works by some thirty artists from the same era.

Museo Picasso Málaga