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Picasso in Paris

A few days ago I spent the day in Barcelona (where I will be at the time of this post’s publishing) and I took advantage of some free time to visit the temporary exhibition at Picasso’s Museum. Devorar París shows works painted by the Spanish artist during his first stay in Paris from 1900-1907, as well as paintings by other artists who were popular in the French capital at the time. It is great to see how Picasso’s art evolved into something absolutely unique and how he was influenced by painters like Van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec. I’m a big fan of impressionism and turn-of-the-century Paris (though not really a big fan of Picasso), so it is not a surprise that I really enjoyed this exhibition. It will be on at the Picasso Museum in Barcelona until October, so if you’re planning a trip there this summer I advise you not to miss it. Here are some works I liked:
Moulin de la Galette
The Wait (Margot)
Jardin de Paris
Crazy Woman with Cars
Van Gogh’s Still Life with Absinthe
Toulouse-Lautrec’s The Hangover
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Amazing bookshops around the world: Freaks (Barcelona)

Freaks (Barcelona)
c/ Ali Bei 10 ·
08010 Barcelona
http://www.freaks-books.com/

Freaks is one of the few real comic bookshops in Barcelona together with “Continuará…”, “Askham” and “Norma Cómics” (there are lots of bookshops that also sell comics, but few actual comic bookshops). They have a great selection, lots of underground comics and there are always some surprising new books and authors you can’t find anywhere else. There are also Spanish translations for the lazy Spanish speakers, although these aren’t as funny. Prices are just like everywhere else. I would appreciate a bigger zine section and some kindness from the dude who works there. I’m not asking him to buy me beers or give me free comics, but it would be nice to hear “thank-you”, “if you like this comic you’ll also like this…” or simply “long live comics and anarchy!”

 

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A day in Barcelona (part 1)

At the beginning of the year two of my friends took me on a surprise daytrip to Barcelona to help me get my mind off things. We ate Mexican food, bought records, took pretentious photos, bought film and cameras and visited lots of bookshops. It was awesome.

The only photo of the three of us is blurry.

Libreria

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona

Mary-Lou
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