When the Málaga painter came to Barcelona was just 14 . The city gave the drawing school , the Llotja , plus light and Mediterranean. He gave Barcelona an important part of his work, which is now located at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona.
Barcelona is a key to understanding the life of Picasso. In this city he spent his formative years , received at school drawing Llotja . The academy , located in a Gothic building of Palau plaza, was near his home in the Porxos d’en Xifré . From the terrace, watching the young painter from Malaga and painted rooftops and the Mediterranean light .
Not far away, in Montcada street, in the neighborhood of the Bank, rising from five medieval palaces where today the Museu Picasso , opened in 1963 at the instigation of the painter himself and his secretary and friend staying , Jaume Sabartès . In it we see a collection of Picasso ‘s young and some paintings from the Blue Period and the famous series of ” Las Meninas ” , along with a valuable collection of pottery donated by the painter ‘s last wife , Jacqueline Picasso. Outside the museum , in front of the Nova plaza, we found the only piece of artist in a public space in Barcelona. These three friezes Norwegian sculptor and photographer Carl Nesjar performed on the facade of Col.legi d’ Arquitectes , based on drawings by Picasso.