The Picasso Museum for kids is an interactive activity for the whole family. The visit to the collection is like a detective game. I will be in charge of booking the museum tickets and preparing all the necessary tools to motivate the youngest ones. You only have to enjoy watching how they have fun and learn at the same time.
Picasso was a great portraitist, capable of capturing and expressing the essence of a wide variety of characters, and, like all artists, he also practiced self-portraiture. During the tour through the museum, we discover how Picasso portrayed his family, friends, and himself. Over the years, the evolution of his style shows us how his way of understanding the world was changing.
The objective of this activity is to understand Picasso’s style, why he decided not to follow the rules, and why he became one of the key figures for 20th-century contemporary art. It is amazing to see for the first time Picasso’s earliest paintings. His technical skill, his ability to paint like a master, when he was only 13 or 14 years old, is astounding.
As an art historian, I have a lot of experience in museum visits for all audiences. I can adapt the language and tone to any public. One of my main motivations as a guide is to capture the interest of the youngest ones.
I always adapt the questions and challenges of the game to the ages of the participants. The material included is designed to promote participation and facilitate the understanding of language and artistic styles. I dispose of many resources to awaken in them the curiosity about the art world.
All my tours are accessible for people with walking issues or wheelchair.
Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso
Picasso was an artist in continuous evolution and learning. He developed his style in many disciplines, not only in painting. He dared to break with the academic art, inventing a new style that was key to reach abstraction. Picasso was the door to a new conception of art.
Cubism is Picasso’s most characteristic style. With Georges Braque, Picasso developed the theory of Cubism. This theory is much more than a style: it was the definitive break from traditional painting. It was the necessary preliminary step to abstraction.
Picasso had a younger sister, María Dolores Ruiz Picasso.
Picasso had four children with three women:
With Olga Khokhlova: Paulo Picasso (1921-1975).
With Marie-Thérèse Walter : Maya Widmaier-Picasso (b. 1935)
With Françoise Gilot : Claude Picasso (b. 1947) and Paloma Picasso (b. 1949)
Yes, Picasso expressed himself in various disciplines such as sculpture, ceramics, photography, or collage.
Yes, first to the Llotja School in Barcelona and later to the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, although he never finished his studies. His father was an art teacher, so actually, he started his education at home from a very young age.
Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and died in 1973 in Mougins, France, at the age of 91. He is buried in Vauvenargues, France.
For political reasons. Like other artists, intellectuals, and scientists who were forced into exile by fascism. In Spain, after the civil war in 1939 began Franco’s dictatorship. With the “Guernika” Picasso showed his position against Franco’s regime. His art was considered degenerate and was not welcome in Spain. Picasso promised not to return to Spain until the end of Franco’s regime. But he was unlucky, as he died two years earlier without attending the inauguration of his museum in Barcelona.
Picasso was successful during his lifetime. He died rich and famous.
Picasso’s most expensive work is also the most expensive ever sold at auction: “Les Femmes d’Alger, version 0” sold for 179.4 million dollars.
The price of a tour is starting at 210€. The prices are for your total party, not per person. Entrance fees or other extra expenses (like food, drinks, or transport) are not included. Because each visit is customized contact me for a precise budget.