The city of his birth which shaped him as an artist.
The city where Picasso took his first steps as an artist.
The city where he spent most of his academic years.
The city of his youth. There he found inspiration in the Prado Museum.
The birthplace of the universal genius. Although he didn’t return after the Civil War, Malaga was always in his thoughts, and he remembered its bright light and pleasant climate. Memories of his childhood in Malaga are common themes in his work.
Picasso lived in the Galician city between the ages of 5 and 9. A key period when he began to attend the School of Fine Arts and create his first works.
The city that influenced him artistically and architecturally, especially Gaudí's modernism. He also socialised with brilliant contemporary artists who left a mark on his art such as Ramón Casas, Santiago Rusiñol and Carles Casagemas.
In the capital, the teenage Picasso escaped from the Academy of Fine Arts to seek inspiration from the great masters who live in the Prado Museum, such as El Greco. The museum was always a reference; and he eventually became its honorary director.