A Trip to the Picasso Museum
Last night, our ISA group went to the Picasso Museum near the Málaga central. Opened in 2003, the Picasso Museum is an extremely important part of Málaga because it contains the works of Pablo Picasso who was born in Málaga. What is different about this museum than other art museums containing Picasso’s work is that this museum holds some of Picasso’s most personal paintings donated by his family. Many of which aren’t even signed by Picasso because he kept them in his own bedroom!
Our tour guide led us through the evolution of Picasso’s style and techniques. It was a cool way to see how he evolved as an artist throughout his life. At first, his paintings were very classical. He drew people the way he saw them and they were in detail. As he grew older, his paintings lost definite shape and it was harder to tell what he was painting. As Picasso entered his 90’s, his paintings were extremely colorful and full of shapes and hidden meanings. They were more childish and disorganized than classical. This museum was extremely interesting because it offered a look into Picasso’s world. Viewing his more personal paintings gave more insight than even his more famous ones. As Picasso once said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child”.
– The above blog post was contributed by Caroline Ramirez, who was a 2015 ISA High School Featured Blogger. She studied abroad in Malaga, Spain with ISA High School. Photos of artwork from the Picasso Museum.