Tag: japonism

The fantastical world of Japan in the Museu Nacional collections

Ricard Bru In the summer of 2018, the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid organised, together with the Fundación Japón, an exhibition dedicated to supernatural Japanese beings known as yōkai. Entitled Yōkai: iconografía de lo fantástico, Yokai: Iconography of the Fantastical, the show exhibited, for the first time in Spain, pieces…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The Ukiyo-e of the Museu Nacional

Alícia Cornet The ukiyo-e  in context A ukiyo-e is a type of xylographic printing in colour that was produced in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868) and the Meiji period (1868-1912). During the period of stability and peace that Japan lived in the Edo period, governed by the Tokugawa family, this led to the growth…

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Author: Alícia Cornet

Bookplates of Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Adela Laborda, Francesc  Quílez and Mercè Saura, with the collaboration of Carme Osan The museum conserves in the Cabinet of Drawings, prints and posters some 15,000 bookplates (exlibris), the Latin term used to call those small works of art printed on paper that indicate the name of the owner of a book and that tend to…

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Author: Adela Laborda

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