Modern art fans paying southern Spain a visit this year have an additional incentive to head to Malaga, as the Museo Picasso there is holding a new exhibition of photographs charting the famous painter and sculptor’s life.
The photographs, which are dated between 1956 and 1961, give a rare glimpse into the personal world of the Spanish artist and co-founder of the Cubist movement, and will be displayed alongside some 77 of the works featured in the photographs. The photographer is photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, and the exhibition will be open until September 25, 2011.
Some of the exhibits in the show are being displayed at the Museo Picasso for the first time. The sculpture Mujer con Llave (Mother with Key) has never been displayed at the museum before, and the La Mona y su Cria (Baboon and Young) sculpture has also never been seen at the institution.
Modern art fans enjoying cheap holidays in Marbella or one of the other nearby resorts might also consider a trip to Malaga to take in the displays at the city’s Contemporary Art Centre. The institution features both permanent and temporary displays of contemporary paintings, sculptures and installations.
The gallery is currently hosting an exhibition on the work of Guillermo Pérez Villalta which will run until October 9, as well as an exhibition of the work of exciting contemporary painter Luc Tuymans, which will run until September 4.
Cheap flights to Malaga are plentiful this summer, and are available departing from London airports as well as a variety of regional hubs. Package holidays to Spain are also a popular option around the Malaga region, offering art lovers the chance to enjoy Malaga’s cultural riches without breaking the bank.