One of only five venues worldwide featuring the life and works of Picasso's nephew, Javier Vilato, Barcelona's Museu Picasso pays tribute to this talented artist until September 30, 2012. The two were always said to have a close relationship with Picasso playing an instrumental role in Vilato's rise as an artist.
Son of Lola, Picasso's sister and Joan Baptista, a Catalan neuropsychiatrist, Vilato was known for developing his own identity as an artist, rather than living in the shadow of his uncle. He was known for his talent to use color and for his keen interest and attraction in his surroundings and immediate environment. Vilato's love for women, children, friends, pets and pretty much anything living are depicted through his portraits.
Museu Picasso — Photo courtesy of Museu Picasso
The Picasso Museum is one of Barcelona's most popular museums and attractions. Even for those who don't have an interest in art, its variety of unique exhibitions only enhance the museum's eclectic selection of Picasso's works which are on display year round.
Situated in the trendy Born neighborhood, there's usually a line to enter; if you're in a large group, it's best to book tickets online and in advance. Otherwise, it's a good idea to show up when the museum opens at 10 am, and if you want to come back later, buy a ticket and then skip the lines in the afternoon.