Till 27 February 2022 the Picasso Museum in Barcelona boasts an exhibition dedicated to Lola Ruiz Picasso as a tribute to the painter’s sister and her zeal in preserving his work, as well as demonstrating the love they shared throughout their lives.
Maria Dolores Ruiz Picasso, known familiarly as Lola, was born in Malaga in 1884 and was a model par excellence of the artist’s early portraits. The first one dates from December 1st 1894.
Picasso was always very close to Lola, especially after the death of their little sister Conchita in 1895. She became one of his favourite models, remaining in the iconography of the artist until 1900. Then the Blue Period began and Lola lost her place among the artist’s symbolist subjects.
The first section of the exhibition is dedicated to these early portraits with works from the Museum’s collection and the family’s collections.Continue reading “‘Lola Ruiz Picasso’, the sister of”