Tag: 19th century

Post-mortem photographic portraits in the nineteenth century

Alícia Cornet Most of us associate post-mortem photography with a custom belonging to other cultures, other countries. We see it as a distant practice, which was performed beyond our frontiers. Nothing could be further from the truth. Photographers here took this kind of portrait photograph too. It is true that the photography of the deceased…

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Author: Alícia Cornet

Ramon Pichot. Some curiosities about the artist

Isabel Fabregat Our exhibition Ramon Pichot, an important painter for Catalan art at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, has been opened. For the first time, his artistic trajectory is presented to the public. Furthermore, a first monograph has also been published. Wich Pichot? The Pichots are a…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Ramon Casas and the Chinese Shadow Puppets. Bohemia and the popular imaginary

Francesc Quílez Ramon Casas is a paradigmatic example of the modern artist in any literal sense of the term. Critics and historians have pointed him out as a great painter and the creator of some of the most emblematic and iconic works in the history of Catalan art. With his nonconformist attitude, Ramon Casas managed…

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Author: Francesc Quílez

The albums of Bellezas (Beauties) by the photographer Joan Martí i Centellas

Yolanda Ruiz The photographer Joan Martí i Centellas, who was born in L’Alcora in 1832 and died in Camprodon in 1902, began his professional career in Barcelona, where he worked in different places according to the Directorio de fotógrafos en España. He is the author of three of the most renowned picture albums in the…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

A museum you’ve never seen! The renewed Modern Art collection

We are reopening the first floor dedicated to Modern Art, after a process of renovation of the collections, the galleries and the museography. We have turned everything round in the museum so as to explain a new narrative and to provide a new way of looking at the collection. These have been six vibrant and…

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Author: Redacció museu

The renewal of the collection: new formats, new narrative

Àmbit. L'artista modern. Retrats i autoretrats

The modern art and contemporary collections of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya originate from the Universal Exposition that held in Barcelona in 1888. From that moment on and through very distinct processes, from museum systems and institutional acquisitions, to private donations and from artists, including popular subscriptions, a collection was formed which at the…

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Author: Juan José Lahuerta

Female identities in art

Ramon Casas. La mandra. Cap a 1898-1900.

The collection of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya conserves a large number of works in which the image of the woman takes on a major prominence, and becomes an authentic advertising claim. Far from perpetuating the most conventional iconic stereotype that projected a fixed cultural cliché, which associated the woman with certain maternal behaviour…

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Author: Francesc Quílez