Reina Sofia Museum
Museo Reina Sofía. Edificio SabatiniPablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró. A selection of the greatest works by these three geniuses, 20th century painting icons, form the foundation on which the Reina Sofía Museum’s permanent collection is based. Picasso’s El Guernica has pride of place, along with the other paintings that were on display in the Spanish pavilion at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1937 when Picasso, like many others, tried to depict the Spanish civil war (which did not end for another three years) for the rest of the world.
The most rule-breaking masterpieces comprise the core of the exposition, which features works from leading international artists. Cubism, Surrealism, Dadaism, Expressionism… splendid examples of the historical avant-garde hang alongside works by the most contemporary artists on today’s art scene.