When you visit Barcelona, you'll learn many facts about Pablo Picasso that you didn't already know. The artist always had a special place in his heart for the city, and Barcelona feels the same way about Picasso.
Not only will you have the opportunity to see Pablo Picasso paintings at the world famous Museu Picasso, but also you can tour areas where he spent his free time as a young man.
A Look at the Pablo Picasso Biography
Picasso was born October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain. His father was an art teacher named Jose Ruiz Blasco who was from a wealthy family from Malaga. Pablo began to paint at the tender age of eight. One of the interesting early facts about Pablo Picasso is that apparently by the time he was 13 years old, he had become far more skilled than his father.
Picasso and his family moved to Barcelona when he was 14. He was admitted to the prestigious School of Fine Arts. As enjoyable as this art education was, he found himself skipping school and roaming around the city. Later, at the age of 16, he moved to Madrid to attend the Academy of San Fernando. This school stressed classical techniques, which the artist found stifling.
Picasso moved back to Barcelona in 1898 and began spending time with a variety of intellectuals and artist. Many his days were spent at Els Quatre Gats, which was a cafe full of culture and politics. Picasso decided that he wanted to experiment and that he would break from the classical techniques he had learned. Pablo Picasso facts include that this way of thinking led to many of his later innovations, such as the Pablo Picasso Cubism.
Seeing Pablo Picasso Famous Paintings in Person
Be sure to visit the Picasso Museum in Barcelona to learn more Pablo Picasso facts and also to see an extensive collection of his amazing paintings and especially many from the Pablo Picasso Blue Period.
We offer a few ways that you can save on visiting this popular attraction. First, we can offer you a Big Saver on the form of a Museum Pass called Articket, which allows the pass holder to visit 6 different art museums in Barcelona and skip all of the lines!
The second option is that we can help you with a great combo offer. You will learn more Pablo Picasso facts than you ever imagined, as you tour his favorite spots in the Gothic quarter. This tour also will give you free access to the museum, including a guided tour of the permanent collection.
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