Tuesday, November 26, 2013

63. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - #3

My final post of artworks from the National Art Museum of Catalonia covers the years between the turn of the 20th century up to 1950. This is the period of change from Neoclassicism through Art Nouveau to the avant-garde movements of the mid century.

A beautiful collection, exhibited superbly in several galleries - here is just a sample ...


Saint-Mammes. June Sunshine - Alfred Sisley - 1901 
 
The Marne - Elisue Meifren - 1932
 
Nu de nen - Agusti Querol - 1900
 
Portrait of Sra. Amouroux - Ricard Canals - 1910
 
The Cathedral of the Poor - Jaoquim Mir - 1901
 
Note: At the turn of the century, Antoni Gaudi's Temple of the Holy Family ( La Sagrada Familia ) - popularly known as the Cathedral of the Poor, stood in the middle of a piece of waste ground. The figures in the foreground are people begging for alms. Nothing has changed in the past 100-plus years - there are still poor souls begging - not only here at the Basilica, but on the entry steps of every church in the city ... 

El Gorg Blau - Jaoquim Mir - stained glass triptych - 1911
 
The Labyrinth - Jaoquim Mir - 1902
 
The Rock in the Pond - Jaoquim Mir - 1903
 
Dona i flors - Miguel Blay - 1904
 
La bassa nova - Jaoquim Mir - 1909
 
Thundery Sky - Jaoquim Mire - 1907
 
The Jewel - Jaoquim Mir - 1910
 
Terraced Village - Jaoquim Mir - 1909
 
You may have guessed by now that I took a real fancy to the paintings by Jaoquim Mir - stunning work - my photographs don't do them justice. 

Double Sofa - Antoni Gaudi - 1905
 
The Grape Vines - Francesc Gimeno - 1902 
 
A Village in L'Emporda - Francesc Gimeno - 1918 
 
Study - Isidre Nonell - 1908
 
Mar latina - Nicolau Raurich - 1906
 
Joventut - Josep Clara - marble - 1928
 
Repos - Josep Clara - marble - 1929
 
Pomona - Enric Casanovas - marble - 1930
 
Flora - Enric Casanovas - marble - 1917
 
atrium dome ... 
 
La galleria - Feliu Elias - 1928
 
Tematica expansiva - Leandre Cristofol - metal on wood - 1933
 
Noi dormint - Josep de Togores - 1923
 
Noies entrellacades - Angel Ferrant - 1950
 
Printania - Josep de Togores - 1923
 
Volums estatics - Leandre Cristofol - plaster - 1935
 
Matter-Metal - Antoni Tapies - 1950
 
Hieroglyphics - Antoni Tapies - 1950
 
Jardi classic - Francesc Labarta - stained glass - 1911
 
Petita camperola - Juli Gonzales - silver - 1933
 
Nue assegut de perfil - Juli Gonzales - steel - 1929
 
Woman in Hat and Fur Collar - Pablo Picasso - 1937
 
Noia rentant-se - Juli Gonzales - 1926
 
 
So I finished my visits to this grand museum. There are two other galleries - Drawings, Prints & Posters and Numismatics ( coins etc ) - the former was closed for some reason and the latter didn't really interest me ...
 
I hope you have enjoyed visiting this museum as much as I did ... please come with me on the next blog adventure when we'll pay a visit to senor Gaudi ...