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David Douglas Duncan. Jacqueline with a ceramic necklace made by Picasso. David Douglas Duncan archive. © Pablo Picasso Estate, VEGAP, Madrid 2021 / David Douglas Duncan Jewellery by Pablo Picasso: ‘Woman

Picasso and the artist's jewellery


Jewellery as personal fragments of art. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona presents examples of jewellery made by Pablo Picasso and many other artists who made these pieces a part of their work.

Picasso's passion for jewellery making began in 1936, when he met Dora Maar. At the beginning, he limited himself to incorporating engravings or small drawings onto objects he bought at flea markets. His evolution led him to later produce them with bones, pebbles, sea glass or ceramic fragments, and they were a gift he often gave to the women around him. By 1947, he began working with ceramics featuring Mediterranean motifs, and by 1950 he made unique jewellery that would be cast in gold or silver for his loved ones. He would also go on to produce a range made of precious metals.

Picasso's jewellery pieces are small sculptures charged with the personal history of the relationship between Picasso and the recipient. The exhibition brings together an exceptional collection of jewellery by artists from the 20th and 21st centuries.

Picasso and the artist's jewellery

Picasso Museum in Barcelona

Calle Montcada 15-23

08003  Barcelona  (Catalonia) Tel.:+34 932563000 Website: //