In 1906, Juan Gris fled from Madrid to Paris to avoid conscription with just 16 francs in his pocket. According to Gertrude Stein, he was the only person in the world of art who made Pablo Picasso feel somewhat territorial. At the Cubism and War exhibition dedicated to the survival of the European avant-garde in the First World War, the paintings of the two great Spaniards hang next to each other. Also included in the exhibition are Fernand Leger and Georges Braque, the Cubists who experienced the war in its gruesome fields and trenches.
Where: Museo Picasso de Barcelona. Montcada, 15-23, m. Jaume I
Entrance: 7 euros / October 21 – January 29