THE YEAR OF PICASSO IN MADRID
Madrid is the perfect destination for art lovers, and this year, the city is going all out to celebrate one of the greatest painters in history: Pablo Picasso.
As 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death, the city is full of exhibitions and events to honor the legendary artists throughout the year. From the iconic Picasso Tower to renowned museums brimming with his masterpieces, Madrid is transforming into a living tribute to Picasso. So, pack your bags and get ready to immerse yourself in all things 'Picasso in Madrid'. Trust us; you wouldn't want to miss this grand celebration for anything!
PICASSO YEAR: 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH
The Picasso Year in Madrid pays homage to one of Spain's most iconic artists, Pablo Picasso, whose illustrious career left an indelible mark on Spanish art history and culture. Known for his revolutionary contributions to the world of art, including co-founding the Cubist movement and inventing constructed sculpture, Picasso's influence continues to reverberate in every corner of the globe.
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (Málaga, 1881 - Mougins, France, 1973) delved into all kinds of disciplines such as painting, engraving, sculpture, ceramics and even scenography and costumes. In total he produced some 13,500 paintings, 100,000 prints or engravings, 34,000 illustrations for books and 300 sculptures or ceramics.
His masterpiece "Guernica," a powerful political statement against the horrors of war, remains one of the most moving and potent symbols of the 20th century. The Picasso Year in Madrid is a unique opportunity for locals and tourists alike to immerse themselves in this legendary artist's extraordinary world.
PICASSO MUSEUM IN MADRID
Nestled in the heart of Madrid, the Picasso Museum is an absolute treasure trove for art enthusiasts. This year, in honor of the Picasso Year celebrations, the museum has curated some special exhibitions that showcase the breadth and depth of Picasso's genius. From his early sketches to his iconic masterpieces, you'll be treated to a journey through Picasso's artistic evolution. The Picasso Museum Madrid is renowned for its extensive collection of over 5,000 works by the artist, making it one of the world’s largest repositories of Picasso’s art. Whether you're a fan or new to his work, visiting the Picasso Museum Madrid during this special year is an absolute must!
OTHER PICASSO EXHIBITIONS IN MADRID
On the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, the Prado Museum is organizing an exhibition from combining his works with paintings by El Greco, one of the artists who most influenced him, on the special exhibition “Picasso, el Greco y el cubismo analítico”.
Other notable exhibitions of Picasso in Madrid include "Picasso vs. Velázquez" at Casa de Velázquez, which delves into the fascinating relationship between these two legendary painters. Over at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, you can explore "Picasso, Lo sagrado y lo profano", an exhibition that juxtaposes Picasso's secular and religious works, providing a deep insight into his complex artistic psyche.
Last but certainly not least, don't forget to check out "Picasso 1906: la gran transformación" at Museo Reina Sofía. This exhibition takes a closer look at Picasso's transformative year of 1906 and how it influenced his contribution to modern art.
Each of these exhibitions offers a unique perspective on Picasso's work and life, making them must-visits for any art lover visiting Madrid during the Picasso Year celebrations.
THE BEST ACCOMMODATION TO ENJOY PICASSO IN MADRID
After a day immersed in Picasso's world, there's no better place to rest and recharge than at the UMusic Hotel Madrid. This 5-star hotel in Madrid is not just an accommodation but an experience in itself.
Nestled right in the heart of the city, it offers you easy access to all these fantastic Picasso-themed locations. But that's not all! UMusic Hotel Madrid takes your cultural immersion to another level with their exclusive shows and performances, creating a perfect blend of comfort and entertainment. Imagine ending your day of exploring Picasso in Madrid with a live show, right within your hotel! It's this unique combination that makes UMusic Hotel Madrid the perfect base for your Madrid adventure. So wait no more, book your stay and make your visit to Madrid a memorable one!