Tag: photography

Photography was no exception. Photographers in the collection of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Magda Juandó As is well known, the famous question of the north American historian Linda Nochlin “Why have there been no great women artists?“(1971) and her questioning of preconceived concepts by traditional historiography, paved the way for a slow recognition of women artists in general and women photographers in particular. If we focus on the…

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Author: Magda Juandó

Neighbourhood diary. Photography in the secondary schools

adolescents i fotografia

Eugenia Ortiz and Món Casas Based on the exhibition in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya “Oriol Maspons: The useful photography 1949/1945“, from CliCme we have designed a photographic educational project with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, in collaboration with The Consortium of Education of Barcelona. This is a cross-cutting project of photography with…

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Author: Eugenia Ortiz

Gaspar Homar, amateur photographer

Gaspar Homar fotografia

Mariàngels Fondevila As a good Modernista, following in the footsteps of William Morris, Gaspar Homar was a many-faceted artist; he made furniture, metal objects, mosaics, textiles, marquetry, drawings, he was an antiques dealer and also an amateur photographer. This is confirmed by the recent admission to the Museu Nacional of a collection comprising nearly 68…

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Author: Mariàngels Fondevila

An Useful Photograph by Oriol Maspons. The School of Barcelona

Raúl Gimeno and Yolanda Ruiz Until 12 January 2020, will be able the exhibition Oriol Maspons: Useful Photography / 1949-1995, which takes an extensive look at the photographer’s work. In the exhibition there is a photograph of the poets Jaime Gil de Biedma, José Agustín Goytisolo and Carlos Barral posing with the literary critic Josep…

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Author: Raúl Gimeno

Making of: Oriol Maspons. The useful photography

Cristina Zelich After accepting the commission to curate a major retrospective exhibition about Oriol Maspons based on the collection deposited in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya by the author himself, a collection made up of around 7,000 photographs on paper, I decided to structure the exhibition so that it would reflect as faithfully as…

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Author: Z_ Guest blogger

The Museu Nacional’s programme for 2019

We present today the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s exhibitions programme for 2019, centred on the first major retrospective exhibition about Bartolomé Bermejo, one of the most fascinating painters of the fifteenth century. The work of the Barcelona photographer Oriol Maspons will be the subject of a large-format retrospective. The Museu Nacional continues disseminating knowledge…

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Author: Redacció museu

The “cartes de visite” in the Museum Library

Yolanda Ruiz Until the mid nineteenth century, the possibility of having a portrait was a privilege within reach of very few people. The bibliography for the history of photography points to the direct link between calling cards and the boom in the fashion of the photographic portrait that took place in the second half of…

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Author: Yolanda Ruiz

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

Joan Colom, the street photographer

One of the best photographers in the history of photography in Catalonia, Joan Colom, passed away this week. Without doubt, a leading figure within the collection of photography of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Accountant by profession, he was self-trained and joined the Agrupació Fotogràfica de Catalunya in 1957. Taking photos with his Leica…

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Author: Redacció museu

The museum’s collection of photographic portraits of artists

Alícia Cornet The museum conserves a collection of portraits of artists taken in the most important photographic studios in Barcelona in the third quarter of the nineteenth century. In this article we shall talk about four of these studios: the Napoleón, and those of Antoni Esplugas, Joan Martí Centellas and Pau Audouard. Photographic innovations Three…

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Author: Alícia Cornet