Did you know Pablo Picasso is from Malaga, Andalusia?
Andalusia is honored to say Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born on 25th October 1881 in Malaga.
He is one of the most famous artist of 20th Century, and no doubt he is the most famous Malaga citizen in the world.
Now that your are visiting Malaga (or planning your next holidays here... we recommend you to visit www.malagatrips.com to explore all the things to do in Malaga and around) and we would like to tell you some curiosities and interesting things about Picasso and his relationship with Malaga.
SEVEN CURIOSITIES ABOUT PICASSO AND MALAGA
|Travellers around Picasso Tour - Malaga Trips|
1. Pablo Picasso almost died when he was born...
The midwife thought he was dead and she left him on a table to help his mother. But fortunately, his aunt Salvador (doctor as well) spread over him a breath of smoke cigarette so the baby started to cry, and today we can enjoy his art.
|Picasso´s mother Portrait - Malaga Trips|
2. Picasso grew surrounded by art
Picasso´s father was an artist as well and professor on the School of Fine Arts in Malaga.
|Picasso´s art - Malaga Trips|
3. Picasso was a bad student
He was frequently punished by their teachers, but from his childhood he developed his love for paintings and art. He is one example of who have bad grades and are often the ones who are most successful.
|The kid Pablo Picasso - Malaga Trips|
4. Picasso lived in Plaza de la Merced
He lived in this wonderful square until he was 10 years old. You can visit his house at "Picasso Foundation" and the monument where he is sitting on a corner of the square.
|Pablo Picasso Monument - Malaga Trips|
5. Picasso wished a museum with his name in Malaga
He talked about an initial idea of this museum with Juan Temboury, Provincial Delegate of Fine Arts of Malaga. In 1953, Juan Temboury wrote him requesting the donation of two works of his technique, and Picasso enthusiastically replied that he wouldn´t send 2 works, he would prefer two trucks! Unfortunately the project was frustrated by the refusal of the authorities of the time to accept this donation.
Noways, "Museo Picasso Malaga is one of the best museums in Malaga, check the post TOP 6 MUSEUMS IN MALAGA to read more details.
|Picasso Museum Malaga - Malaga Trips|
6. The Picasso Museum has been opened in Malaga thanks to Christine Ruiz-Picasso
The widow of Paul Ruiz-Picasso, the artist's eldest son, Christine Ruiz-Picasso re-started to do some contacts with Malaga in 1992, and the museum was opened finally in 2003.
|Christine Ruiz Picasso - Malaga Trips|
7. Did you know that Picasso is also in the Guinness Book of Records?
He died on 8th April 1973 at age 91, and he appears on Guinness World Records as the most prolific artist thanks to his numerous creations.
|Pablo Picasso - Malaga Trips|
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|Art Picasso Museum Malaga - Malaga Trips|
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