1917: Picasso in Barcelona
by Malen Gual (Author, Editor), Reyes Jimènez (Author), Ricard Bru (Author), Pablo Picasso (Artist)
1917: Picasso in Barcelona celebrates the last significant period Picasso (1881–1973) spent in the city of Barcelona. Since the artist had settled in Paris in 1904, he had not spent much time in the city. But in 1917, having designed the sets and costumes for Parade, Picasso followed Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes to Barcelona and remained there from June to November.
Picasso’s arrival in Barcelona in 1917 coincided with an artistic boom in the city, energized by the Exhibition of French Art at the Palau de Belles Arts and the cultural activity generated by local galleries. The presence of Picasso in the city was lauded in artistic circles, and the daily press published many articles about him.