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Museo Picasso Malaga, Malaga

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.6/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
Visit the birthplace of one of Spain’s most renowned artists at the Museo Picasso Malaga. Located in a historic 16th-century palace, the museum holds a collection of 285 works donated by members of Picasso’s family. Tour the galleries to see his various paintings, sculptures, and drawings or browse the museum’s library, which boasts over 800 titles on Picasso, to learn his history and development as an artist. Have a coffee while enjoying the shade of the orange trees on the relaxing cafe terrace. To visit Museo Picasso Malaga on your holiday in Malaga, and find out what else Malaga has to offer, use our Malaga travel itinerary maker.
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  • Okay to have been there, but had gotten better dividends with the guide. Fine with the descriptions about how he thought. Lay lagelig to the old part in Malaga
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  • Small museum sad bit of work and expensive for what we saw disappointed by the Museum, I thought I'd see a colorful Museum
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  • While in Malaga I thought I'd go along to the relatively new (est 2003) Picasso Museum (he was born in Malaga but never went back after the age of 19!). Have never been a Picasso fan but thought I wou...  read more »
  • It's a good museum ; well put together with a good flow and a nice collection. It does lack a 'exceptional' piece to be truly great. Regularly has cool exhibitions as well and reasonably priced for that sort of thing. Worth a visit.
  • Loved this museum. It had a nice variety of his work that I did not know about. Paintings and drawings, of course, but also ceramics and sculpture that was surprising to see. I did not know he was so diversified. The audio was wonderful to have. No picture taking allowed except for the grounds outside which aren't all that interesting. Nice gift shop as well. Worth a trip and only takes about an hour.
  • Pablo Picasso museum in Málaga by Robert Bovington... Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga in 1881 and is perhaps the best known of modern painters - certainly he was one of the pioneers of Cubism. His home city of Málaga has honoured him by opening the Picasso Casa y Museo in the city and very interesting it is too. When I visited the gallery recently, I was surprised how much I enjoyed the museum. Beforehand, I did wonder whether I would appreciate the exhibits there. I like a cow to look like a cow so artists like Constable are more my cup of tea. My perception of Picasso women was that they were too abstract for my tastes. Well, on my visit to the Picasso Gallery, I was pleasantly surprised. Yes - many of his works are abstract but nevertheless most are strangely attractive and most certainly I could appreciate that here was a true artist - the exhibits were true works of art unlike most of the garbage in Tate Modern where unmade beds and the innards of cows seem to be the norm. Picasso painted his first picture at the age of 10 and went on to produce over 20,000 paintings, sketches and sculptures. Some are in the museum in Málaga - well about 200 are! The artist's daughter-in-law has donated them. Many of Picasso's works displayed in the museum in Málaga are abstract and many are of his second wife, Jacqueline. I particularly liked one of Picasso's paintings of her - "Señora Z (Jacqueline con flores) 1954", which is an abstract but not so 'way out' as many of his works. Another painting in the museum that I liked was "Olga Koklova con mantilla 1917". Olga was a prima ballerina who Picasso had met in 1916. They were married in 1918. The artist shared his life with a number of women - he had a number of mistresses - and all featured prominently in his works. These paintings had varying degrees of abstractness - some like "Woman in Red Chair 1932" were painted during the artists surrealism period and bear little resemblance to real women. Other works by the artist do capture the likeness of the subject but exhibit Picasso's fondness for disfiguring part of the human form. "The Yellow Pullover 1939" is one such work. It is a portrait of Dora Maar, one of the artist's mistresses. Following my visit to the museum in Málaga, I determined to find out more about the artist. I discovered that there are many paintings by Picasso that I actually like - even some of the abstract ones but then, during his long lifetime, he had produced a tremendous variety of work and contributed greatly to the development of modern art in the 20th century!
  • Im trying hard to be unbiased. Picasso evidently a poor person who learnt how to love capitalism and egoism. a pure business man thats all. Are we not meant to make the world a more beautiful place?is art not meant to be uplifting our souls towards the light? His works are extremely dull, depeessing and an insult to the sanctity of art and human being. Go to waterhouse or alma tadema and alike and learn about true love and not ego centrism and vanity and poorly drawn and painted images of which functions are to make more money for the capitalist. Who buys a picasso? One who forgets love and hinders his vision with money money money and sex sex sex. Worst art ever. He should have never changed from his earlier works. Just like nowadays artists and musicians emerge with real passion and talent and a few years later they too become polluted by greed and bad art. Learn from true masters not from ugliness.
  • Tips: Free entry for the last two hours on Sundays. It's worth to hire an audio guide so you understand his paintings better.:-) Went there on late Sunday afternoon. 2 hours might not be enough to see everything especially if you're following an audio guide because there are so many to see. Simply a great museum! Museum and its shop close 10 mins before closing time so make sure you get in the shop earlier if you would like to buy anything. No photo is allowed in the museum but I didn't see any signage telling me that. Probably I missed it. But they do allow people to take cameras in so it was a bit awkward for me to be stopped by a staff when I was taking a picture... Audio guide is helpful and two people can easily share one. Staffs are sometimes talking loud and you cannot hear clearly. That's a bit annoying.
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