A new exhibition celebrating Picasso’s close friendship with the local Reventós family gives some fascinating insights into Picasso’s personal life and his persona. The Reventós family were a bourgeois Catalan family from Barcelona, the same city where Picasso grew up. Picasso’s first met brothers Ramon and Jacint Reventós Bordoy in 1899, leading to a friendship over many decades.
On show are letters between Picasso and the Reventós brothers, many of which are illustrated with Picasso’s drawings, as well as a series of portraits by Picasso of the Reventós family.
Picasso’s relationship with the Reventós family survived the Civil War and the death of Ramon Reventós Bordoy in 1923. Later on in his life Picasso went on to support the family’s medical foundation, inspiring the creation of today’s Picasso-Reventós Foundation, which supported the organisation of this exhibition.
The exhibition runs from the 1st of October 2015 to the 10th of January 2016 at the Picasso Museum on Calle Montcada, 15-23.
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