Tag: illustration

Torné Esquius, an artist conformed to none of the official canons

Eduard Vallès and Elena Llorens A monographic exhibition on Pere Torné Esquius posed a challenge. Although exhibitions had been mounted previously, neither his life nor his work as a whole had ever been studied in great detail. Torné Esquius is by no means an unknown in Catalan art. It could be said that he is…

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Author: Eduard Vallès

The Collection of the Propaganda Commission of the Generalitat de Catalunya (1936-1939) conserved in the library

Yolanda Ruiz On the occasion of the exhibition Romanesque Picasso  in the foyer of the Library of the museum, we are exhibiting some documents published by the Propaganda Commission.  The Commission, directed by Jaume Miravitlles, was created in Barcelona on 3rd October 1936 and remained active until February 1939. The activity of the Commission, as…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

The Evolution of Woman illustrated through Art

Being an intern usually means having lots of routine tasks and minimum responsibility. Being an intern at the Museu Nacional means being part of the team. During the six months I spent at the museum, I was granted with an opportunity to be a part of several projects as well as to bring my own…

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Author: Z_Estudiants en pràctiques de Postgraus i Màsters

The Gosé Glossary

Mariàngels Fondevila The exhibition Xavier Gosé, 1876-1915. Iillustrator of modernity allows us to take a look at the figure of a professional profile in between the 19th and 20th centuries, linked to media interests. And, at the same time, it allows a tour to be made of some of the aspects of the Belle Époque…

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Author: Mariàngels Fondevila

The museum as seen by young illustrators

Philip Stanton 26 young illustrators from EINA, Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art, were lucky enough to be able to really explore the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in October and November 2014. As a coordinator, teacher and creative collaborator I am proud to share with you the results of this experience. How it all began…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

Japonism and Its Presence in the Museum Library

The recent renovation of the modern art rooms dedicates an area to Japonism, a fashion which follows the art and aesthetics of Japan. It was born in Paris and spread to the rest of the European capitals during the second half of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century. In Barcelona,…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz