The latest issue of "Gallegos" magazine looks at artist Pablo Picasso's period in the northwestern Spanish port city of La Coruña, where the Malaga-born master spent some of his childhood and teenage years, and completed some early works.

La Coruña Mayor Carlos Negreira participated in a ceremony Monday at the Picasso House Museum, where issue No. 18 of the magazine was unveiled.

The magazine includes a 44-page spread on Picasso's La Coruña period, with articles by Anton Castro, Angel Padin, Antonio D. Olano, Rafael Inglada and Pilar Corredoira.

The special magazine section is being published ahead of the conference planned for October by the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, the La Coruña city government and the Fundacion Emalcsa on the artist's time in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, the mayor said.

The goal is to focus the spotlight on Picasso's time in La Coruña so the city can "regain" the role it deserves in the story of the artist's career," Negreira said.

"This project is important for the city because knowing how to live and acknowledging the past is the best way to deal with the future and come away stronger," the mayor said.

The Picasso family lived from 1891 to 1895 at a house in La Coruña's XIX district that is now the Picasso House Museum, which owns several works by the Spanish master and four by his father, who was a professor of fine arts and painter. EFE