The Picasso Museum in Malaga was born out of the artist’s original desire to have a space in his hometown. The Picasso Museum was inaugurated in October 2003, and has become one of the most important museums in Malaga.
Located in the Palace of the Counts of Buenavista built in the sixteenth century, was previously home to the Museum of Fine Arts of Malaga, in the heart of the city. A magnificent place to exemplify the Andalusian architecture of the sixteenth century. Also in its subsoil are preserved Phoenician and Roman remains.
The collection of the Picasso Museum in Malaga has almost 300 works by the artist, which make a journey through his whole life. A space demanded within the city by Malagueños and foreigners. In addition, the Picasso Museum in Malaga organises a multitude of temporary exhibitions throughout the year. In 2017 it reopened its doors with a renovated and updated exhibition space, thus showing an exhibition narrative from the artist’s formative years to the reinterpretation of the great masters.
The figure of the painter, Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) is considered since the genesis of the twentieth century as one of the greatest painters who participated in artistic movements around the world. Likewise, Picasso, together with Braque, is the creator of Cubism. According to the great experts, this is the beginning of the rest of the European avant-garde of the 20th century. A definitive break with traditional painting.
This movement begins with the painting Las señoritas de Aviñón by Pablo Picasso.
The artist also tackled genres such as drawing, engraving, book illustration, sculpture, etc. Pablo Picasso has museums in other important cities such as Barcelona or Paris.
It is undoubtedly one of the spaces to see in Malaga if you come to visit the capital.