Picasso Plein Air

by Sarah Judson August 19, 2019

Picasso Plein Air

There are several dozen plein air paintings at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, done in his early years.

When Picasso was a teenager, he and his friend Manuel Pallares spent two weeks living in a cave near Horta de Sant Joan, a picturesque mountain town with spectacular rock formations. This sojourn helped him see beyond his classical training in art.  In his later life, Picasso would often say, "Everything I know, I learned in Pallares village."

Shown here are the 13"x17" painting, Mas de Tafetans  (Tafetans Country House) and Montaña de Santa Barbara, both done in 1898.





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