Discover ‘young’ Picasso in Malaga

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Málaga’s Picasso Museum, located in the heart of the historic city centre, is currently running an exhibition focusing on the early years that its most famous son spent here in his home town.

Full of contrasts in the late 19th century, Málaga had an enterprising spirit which saw the majority of the population working in some 150 factories with a 70 hour week the norm.

Described in tourist guides of the time as ”God’s paradise on earth” this fabulous seaport was also the birthplace of one of the most famous artists the world would ever see, Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

The boy was born into and grew up in a predominantly female household surrounded for much of the time by his mother, aunts and sisters.

But it was his father, José Ruiz Blasco, a teacher and painter that moved socially in literary and artistic circles that supervised the young Picasso’s training from a very early age. It is 53 of these pieces that can now be seen in an outstanding exhibition that runs until June 9.

In addition, a selection of his later works will also be displayed and a further 35 works from other artists, including his father, that reproduce the artistic atmosphere of Málaga of the time.

Club La Costa World guests staying with us on the Costa del Sol who would like to view the exhibition will find easy access to Málaga city centre by heading to Fuengirola where trains depart every 20 minutes.

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By Kevin Hicks

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