Photograph of an artwork by Alexis, aged four.

Picasso and child art

In June this year, we visited the Picasso Museum in Carrer de Montcada, Barcelona.   The museum was constructed in 1983, and was not only in an extremely atmospheric part of Barcelona, but the museum showed some of Picasso’s more unusual works, from his formative years up to 1904, and also 40 ceramic pieces which were […]

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Photograph of "Fleeing Young Girl, 1968" by Joan Miró

Miró in Barcelona

The Joan Miró Foundation’s Centre d’Estudis d’Art Contemporani is a museum honouring the work of Spanish artist Joan Miró.  This stunning modern gallery sits on Montjuïc hill with a commanding view over Barcelona. The museum houses more than 13,000 items including 225 paintings, 169 sculptures, sculptures, graphics and books, and it provides a superb introduction to the life and work of […]

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Photograph of Lynda with the "El drac" mosaic fountain

Gaudí in Park Güell (Barcelona)

At the start of the 20th century, Eusebi Güell tried to establish a garden city in the hills of Barcelona where residents could escape the impact of industry and enjoy nature and the associated health benefits.   Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí worked on the construction of Park Güell between 1900 and 1914, moving his home there in 1906 and […]

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