PICASSO & THE BIRTH

OF MODERNISM

Retrace the footsteps of Picasso's early years in Barcelona on an original

and intimate itinerary

2 hours

By the time Picasso moved to Paris in 1901 at the age of 19, he had already made a name for himself as a budding genius. He spent his formative years in Barcelona, whose established avant-garde circle recognized and encouraged the young painter from Málaga.

Retrace the footsteps of Picasso's early years in Barcelona on an original and thought-provoking itinerary: glimpse the site of his first atelier, where in 1897 he painted "Science and Charity"; Els 4 Gats Café, whose doors still remain open and where artists, writers and intellects challenged the status quo and Picasso held his first public exhibition; La Llotja, the art academy where a teenage Picasso excelled beyond his peers; and Avinyón Street, whose name and raucous ambience gave life to his earth shattering 1907 work "Les Demoiselles d'Avinyón", ushering in a new paradigm in 20th century art: Cubism.

 

Beyond Picasso's most iconic works, we consider the vital role Barcelona had on the artist both personally and professionally, and how his formative years would prove so fundamental to his blossoming genius.

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

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