Tag: Lluís Plandiura

The persistence of a millionairess for the “Virgin of Sallent de Sanaüja”

Mireia Berenguer The Gothic sculpture Virgin Sallent de Sanaüja, today part of the collection of the Museu Nacional, has a curious story behind it. Lluís Plandiura i Pou (1882-1956), one of the major collectors of Catalan art, gathered together, throughout his life, thousands of artistic objects from all periods, until he ended up creating an authentic museum…

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Author: Mireia Berenguer

A group of Apostles out of place. Mural Paintings from Sant Pere del Burgal / 1

Paz Marquès Here at the Museu Nacional, in the restoration and preventive conservation workshop we have a spectacular, fairly large fragment of mural painting, measuring 2.4 x 3.03 metres, that until a few years ago was in the museum’s reserves. Place of origin This fragment, like the paintings that we have exhibited in the museum,…

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Author: Paz Marquès

Years of dirt. Restoration of the Apostolate of Sant Romà de Les Bons

Apostolat, segle XII.

Sant Romà de les Bons is a small and pretty church located in Encamp, Andorra. We would like to share the restoration of the two fragments of Romanesque mural painting which were taken down a strappo and transferred, which came from this place and have been conserved in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya since…

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Author: Paz Marquès