Tuesday, November 19, 2013

58. Museum of Contemporary Art

This morning I visit the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) – this fabulous museum opened to the public in 1995, has a history dating back to 1959, when several prominent city figures began to gather together a collection that would serve as the foundation for the future museum. Now it boasts a vast collection of contemporary artworks from around the world …


The building is designed by North American architect Richard Meier and consists of three floors of spacious interior galleries opening off sunlight flooded balconies connected by walkways.
 
 

This is a very interesting exhibition and beautifully curated in this spacious museum.

 
 
Mistos (Matches) - Claes Oldenberg - Sweden - 1992

Construction with Transparent Plans  - Constant - Holland - 1954
 
New Babylon - Constant - Holland - 1963
 
The City of the People series - Craigie Horsfield - England - 1992
 
Josep Maria Fargas
 
Juan de la Haba
 
 
Rinzen - Antoni Tapies - Spain - 1993
 
 
Cross and R - Antoni Tapies - Spain -1975
 
Ochre with Arrow - Antoni Tapies - Spain -1971
 
White Relief - Antoni Tapies - Spain -1959
 
Ochre Painting - Antoni Tapies - Spain -1959
 
Black White and Red - Antoni Tapies - Spain -1984
 
Sitting Blocks - Oyvind Fahlstrom - Sweden - 1966
 
I'm going to make a star - Carlos Pazos - Spain - 1975
 
Hazanas Belicas - Alberto Solsona - Spain - 1972
 
Bride's Chest - Miralda - Spain - 1969
 
Anita's Mirror ( with peeping tom !!! ) - Alberto Solsona - Spain - 1974
 
Inflamatory Essays - Jenny Holzer - USA - 1982
 
Large Format, Small Story - Pep Duran - Spain - 1989
 
The Bachelors - Sherrie Levine - USA - 1990
 
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Untitled - Tony Cragg - England - 1993
 
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The Nature of Visual Illusion - Juan Munoz - Spain - 1997
 
detail ...
 
more detail ...
 
and more detail ...
 
Lyrical Construction - Leandre Cristofol - Spain 1934
 
Wing Links - Paul Klee - Sweden 1930
 
Painting 61 - Manola Millares - Spain 1959
 
Concetto Spaziale - Lucio Fontana - Italy - 1956
 
Cota - Antonio Saura - Spain 1950
 
Pintura num. 367 - Luis Feito - Spain 1962
 
White Movement on Black - Joan Hernandez Pijuan - Spain 1964
 
Black Flower VII - Jose Maria Sicilia - Spain 1986
 
La Grappa LXIV - Miguel Angel Campano - Spain 1986
 
Pariso I - Ferran Garcia Sevilla - Spain 1984
 
Raining Season no.2 - Miguel Barceló - Spain 1990
 
Celebration on Lake 1 - Jose Manuel Broto - Spain - 1984
 
Conversation Piece - Juan Munoz - Spain 1995
 
It was a delight to visit this exhibition - especially as the gallery was almost empty of other tourists !!
 
Next blog we'll go shopping ...