The book has been carried out by Professor Ximo Company and has had the collaboration of various researchers and scientific advisers from the CAEM, especially Miriam Carmona.
The text can be consulted in open access in the Repositori Digital de la Universitat de Lleida (UdL), which collects, manages, disseminates and preserves the publications in digital format derived from the academic and research activity of the members of the college community of the UdL. Specifically, this text is part of the research activity of the Grup d’Investigació Consolidat de la Generalitat de Catalunya “Art i Cultura d’Època Moderna”.
A new interpretive turn of the first drawings of Picasso is proposed. Of course, in all of them the adolescent Pablo Ruiz Picasso exhibits and submits to the ordinary, mandatory and traditional learning method of drawing classes taught in turn-of-the-century art schools throughout Spain, as the one in La Coruña undoubtedly was, but, at the same time, in some of these drawings we observe how the young Picasso, perhaps due to the influence of his teacher Isidoro Brocos, already fits, defines, traps and geometrizes some volumes (of animals, people, landscapes or architectures) with a very personal and differentiated compositional mode; in all of them he instills an undeniable proto-cubist stamp.
In addition, this text studies some drawings of anonymous authorship that can be related to the creative spirit of this first stage of Pablo Ruiz Picasso.