Monday, November 25, 2013

62. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - #2

Another visit to the wonderful MNAC ... this time to view the Neoclassicism ( late 19th century ) galleries.


This comprehensive collection has taken shape over the years thanks to the contributions from private collections, and so reflects the tastes of the Catalan society for art produced in Spain during the 16th, 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries.

How fortunate we are to have had - and presumably there is a continuing tradition of art lovers who have collected works from the various periods of time, and then made those works available to museums for preservation and public display. And then thankfully we have public institutions like the MNAC who have the vision and ability to present such works in such a stimulating environment. Without such collections our society would be so much the poorer.   

 
Natura morta amb plat de condonys - Francisco de Zurbaran
 
Mare de Deu - Ramon Amadeu - painted terracotta
 
 
Vase with Flowers - Francesc Lacoma - 1805
 
Nen Jesu triompant - Lluis Bonifas - painted clay
 
 
Granada Landscape - Maria Fortuny - 1871
 
Mare du Deu de la Paloma - Venanci Vallmitjana - glazed clay - 1880
 
Portrait of Lluisa Dulce - Antoni Caba - 1880
 
Gran gerro amb flors - Josep Mirabent - 1885 
 
El guitarrista - Simo Gomez - 1887
 
Portrait d'Elisa Masriera - Rossend Nobas - 1884 
 
L'espantaocells - Joaquim Vayreda -  1883
 
L'estiu - Joaquim Vayreda -  1883 
La sega - Joaquim Vayreda -  1882
 
Market in Santa Coloma de Queralt - Jaume Morera - 1895
 
The Pride - Josep Reynes - 1880
 
Landscape - Francesc Torrescassana - 1864
 
Woman in Evening Gown - Roma Ribera - 1893
 
Detail of Llavaneres - Josep Masriera - 1890
 
In the presence of the lord - Francesc Masiera - 1891
 
 
The First Cold - Miquel Blay - 1892
 
Over my Dead Body - Ramon Casas - 1893
 
Study - Ramon Casa - 1894
 
Portrait of Miquel Utrillo - Santiago Rusinol - 1890
 
Eve - Enric Claroso - 1894
 
Laughing Girl - Santiago Rusinol - 1894
 
dome of central atrium ...
 
This was one of my favourite periods in art history and in the next blog I will continue into the first half of the 20th century.