A bronze statue of “Pablo Picasso” on a bench is installed in the city of “Malaga” which depicts him in middle age with a notebook in hand. It is considered one of the integral parts of this city, like the sea. Although Picasso spent most of his adulthood in France, no artist of the 20th century was more Spanish than Picasso.

In 2023, exhibitions commemorating the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death (April 8, 1973) will be held around the world, and Spain is the country that will host the highest number of these exhibitions.

Picasso was born in Malaga in 1881 and lived in one of the houses in this city for ten years. The Malaga Picasso Museum in this city holds a permanent collection of the artist’s artworks such as paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from his various artistic periods, including the Blue, Red, Surrealism, and Cubism periods.

When Picasso moved with his family to La Coruña, a city in northwest Spain, the difference between this city and Malaga and the continuous rainfall was not very pleasant for him, but later he realized that this city was full of artists and thinkers. Picasso studied at the School of Fine Arts, where his father used to teach as a professor. This year, an exhibition commemorating this artist will be held in one of the museums of this city until June 25.

Picasso moved to Barcelona in 1895 as a teenager, and then moved to Paris in 1904. The influence of some areas of Barcelona on the paintings of this artist’s blue period can be seen. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, which is home to the most comprehensive collection of Picasso’s art, is also another notable institution for displaying the artist’s artworks.