A corner of Picasso in A Coruña
Pablo Ruiz Picasso lived for four years in this house in the payo Gómez Street. He arrived with the rest of his family in 1891 to accompany his father, who had obtained a place as a professor at the School of Fine Arts. With thirteen years in 1895, he would have moved again, to Barcelona. The museum taught this almost unknown period of his life where he began his art studies while officers began their adolescence.
The house remains virtually the same as when Picasso lived it. The museum reproduces a home typical of a house of the Ensanche in the nineteenth century. This effect is achieved with furniture and original objects and of time. These include a large wardrobe that the painter drew repeatedly.
The works of the artist at this time are closely linked to their everyday experiences: the landscapes of A Coruña, family, friends… 27 reproductions of them hang from the walls of the house. Its subsequent evolution can be seen in the room which host the two original engravings of 1937, Sueño y Mentira de Franco, that was contemporary of Guernica and the same theme: the Spanish Civil War. In 2014 he joined the original installation a picture of the father of Picasso, Palomar.
Text and photo courtesy of Beatriz Doldán, coordinator of the museum houses in A Coruña