Picasso Museum - Other Artists in the 1970 Picasso Donation

In February 1970 Picasso donated a number of works to the city of Barcelona in memory of his friend Jaume Sabartes. These works were all pieces he had left with his family when he moved to Paris and which had been in the care of his mother Maria, his sister Lola and her children at their homes at 3 Carrer de la Merce, 7 Passeig de Colom, and 48 Passeig de Gracia. The donation comprised 236 oil paintings, 1,149 drawings, 17 albums of drawings, 2 prints, 4 books of text with marginal drawings and 47 works by other artists.
The modest assortment of works by other artists was made up of pieces by unknown painters and colleagues and pupils of Picasso’s father, such as Rafael Blanco Merino and Leandro Oroz Lacalle, as well as a few pieces by Picasso’s own friends and colleagues—mainly from his student years at La Llotja and as a regular at Quatre Gats—including Carles Casagemas, Santiago Rusinol, Manuel Pallares, Manolo Hugue and Julio Gonzalez.
The A rooms contain paintings and drawings by these other artists, sometimes compared with Picasso’s own work. The exhibition is laid out in three spaces: the first room explores the world of the family and academia; the second features works by artists who met up at Quatre Gats; and the third contains pieces by artists whose ties with Picasso stretched beyond Barcelona.
Carles Casagemas. ‘Caricature of a forest ranger’. c. 1900. Graphite pencil and watercolour on paper; 11.8 x 8.1 cm (irregular). Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Gift of Pablo Picasso, 1970. MPB 110.944. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Photograph, Gasull Fotografia © Succession Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2017.
The exhibition will be on view until September 17, 2017

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