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PICASSO & THE BIRTH OF MODERNISM

2 hours

GOTHIC QUARTER TOUR

Retrace the footsteps of Picasso's early years in Barcelona and learn the pivotal role the city played in the young artist's breakthrough. On this tour we will place Picasso in a larger context of Modernism, visiting the birth places, cafés, streets and galleries where contemporaries like Joan Miró and Ramón Casas exchanged ideas and created some of the most ground breaking and enduring art the world had ever known.

 

Visit Barcelona's modernist café Els 4 Gats, where the city's avant-garde met, smoked and drew; La Llotja, where Picasso's father taught art and young Pablo took classes; see where Picasso's first atelier in Barcelona once stood. We will consider the events in Barcelona which inspired Picasso's move to Paris and what later plunged the painter into his famous Blue Period; also included is a visit to Palau de la Música Catalana, or The Catalan Music Palace, a jewel of Catalan modernist expression.  

Often over-shadowed by Paris, we will explore the monumental role Barcelona played in the development of Modernist art, architecture, literature & music.

"Thank you for kicking off our Spain adventure in Barcelona. We loved our time with you and appreciated your personalizing the tour to us and sharing your vast wealth of knowledge with us."

Maxine & Samantha Weil