Casa Batlló, Barcelona: Restoration Project Open House, until 30 April 2019

Less than a month remains to go on a one-hour guided tour of Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Battló in Barcelona, covering its history and the recent renovation of architectural features and interior fittings, such as lighting, windows and hangings. The visit also offers the opportunity to walk along the ‘Pasarela’ at 30 metres above ground level.Continue reading “Casa Batlló, Barcelona: Restoration Project Open House, until 30 April 2019”

Bermejo in Barcelona and Online

Previously at the Prado, a monographic exhibition of some 48 works by Bartolomé Bermejo, one of Spain’s leading 15th-century painters, has recently re-opened at the MNAC in Barcelona. It will be on show until 19 May. Click here for more information. To complement the exhibitions, two 50-minute lectures given at the Prado during the Bermejo exhibitionContinue reading “Bermejo in Barcelona and Online”

Featured Exhibition: Gala Salvador Dalí: A Room of One’s Own in Púbol, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, until 14 October

Gala (7th September 1894 – 10th June 1982), born into a family of intellectuals from Kazan (Russia), spent her childhood in Moscow before moving to Switzerland and then Paris. There she befriended such prominent members of the surrealist movement as Max Ernst. In 1929 she travelled to Cadaqués, where she met Dalí. The two fell in love and started toContinue reading “Featured Exhibition: Gala Salvador Dalí: A Room of One’s Own in Púbol, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, until 14 October”

Casa Vicens, a home designed by Gaudí, now open to the public in Barcelona

The first home designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí has recently opened to the public. Built between 1883 and 1885 as a summer house for the Vicens family, it is a masterpiece of riotous colour in an eclectic neo-moorish style. After over a century of transformations at the hands of various different owners, the World HeritageContinue reading “Casa Vicens, a home designed by Gaudí, now open to the public in Barcelona”

News from the MNAC

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya has made two major acquisition during the summer. At an auction held in Barcelona on 31 May 2017 they acquired a panel painting representing the Decapitation of Saint Baudilus, painted by Lluís Dalmau for the old Gothic high altarpiece in the parish church of Sant Boi de Llobregat (Baix Llobregat),Continue reading “News from the MNAC”

CFP: International Perspectives on the History of Latin American Art, LASA 2018 (Barcelona, 23-26 May 2018)

CFP: International Perspectives on the History of Latin American Art, LASA 2018 (Barcelona, 23-26 May 18) Deadline: 7 August 2017 The Art History of Latin America has been written, for the most part,  in the 20th and 21st century.  As a discipline it is the product of two distinct points of view: the individual countries’Continue reading “CFP: International Perspectives on the History of Latin American Art, LASA 2018 (Barcelona, 23-26 May 2018)”

Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age (Barcelona)

  Undamaged: Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, until 28 February 2016 19 still-lifes and flower-pieces from the Museum’s own collection, by artists such as Juan van der Hamen, Tomas Hiepes and Juan de Arellano are being exhibited before some of them are permanently incorporated into new RenaissanceContinue reading “Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age (Barcelona)”

“Sagrada Família – Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece”, New York: Closes 8 May 2015

Exhibition,  Sagrada Família – Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture City College of New York (141 Convent Avenue, New York City). The exhibit in the Spitzer School’s Atrium Gallery includes photographs, architectural models and casts used in construction. It also showcases the 3D computer imaging software used to analyze and draw preciseContinue reading ““Sagrada Família – Gaudí’s Unfinished Masterpiece”, New York: Closes 8 May 2015″

Magistri Cataloniae, Barcelona, 7-8 November 2014

Originally posted on ARTES:
I simposi Magistri Cataloniae: artista anònim, artista amb signatura: Identitat, estatus i rol de l’artista en l’art medieval. (Part of the research project Artistas, patronos y público: Cataluña y el Mediterráneo: Siglos XI-XV.) Barcelona,  Departament d’Art i de Musicologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 7-8 November 2014. Programme Registration is now open.