The Thursday Lecture
Thursday January 16, 2020 4:00pm
Presenter:Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella

In 1881, the year Pablo Picasso was born, Málaga was not the exciting international centre of art it is today. Although new railway lines had been constructed in the 1870’s Andalusia was still cut off from much of the rest of the country. Within the growing city, a public tram service with horse-drawn carriages was set up in November 1881 but although there were palpable signs of modernisation in there was much social strife and poverty.  It is not surprising that young Picasso’s family decided to move to the more affluent north of Spain with Barcelona eventually in their sights. This lecture will chart Picasso’s artistic output as a young boy and demonstrate how he developed his skills with formal training. By the time he arrived in Barcelona in 1895 he was a teenager looking for success and friendships which would influence the rest of his life and take him to Paris.

A Self-Portrait of Pablo Picasso in 1896






Dr Jacqueline Cockburn is an art historian and linguist. She is Managing Director of Art and Culture Andalucía running residential courses in Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region. She lives part of the year in the gorgeous hilltop village of Gaucin. Jacqueline is a course leader at the V and A in London, a freelance lecturer at Christies Education, and is accredited by The Arts Society working all over the world for them delivering lectures on a variety of subjects. Her recent book, ‘A Taste of Art, London’ is being published in October 2019.

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