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Still Lifes from the Spanish Golden Age (Barcelona)

Maestro de Stirling-Maxwell, Still Life with Basket of Fruits, Pumpkin and Grapes, ca. 1615-1625 (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)

Maestro de Stirling-Maxwell, Still Life with Basket of Fruits, Pumpkin and Grapes, ca. 1615-1625 (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)

 

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 Renaissance and Baroque displays in 2016. Catalogue in Catalan and Castilian by the curator Joan Yeguas (€28.-).

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

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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 precise tridimensional geometry. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Reviewed in the Architectural Record

 

Magistri Cataloniae, Barcelona, 7-8 November 2014

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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.

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2014-07-Ex ungue leonem-exh cat coverEx ungue leonem. Marble heads by the Master of Cabestany, Barcelona, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, 4 April – 28 September 2014.
The four marble heads displayed in Room 4 of the Museum are fragments from the doorway of Sant Pere de Rodes, carved in the second third of the twelfth century, a masterpiece attributed to the Romanesque sculptor the ‘Master of Cabestany’. His work has been found in several places in southern Europe, from Tuscany (Italy) to Navarre, although most of the examples conserved are to be found in northern Catalonia and Languedoc. The doorway they once belonged to was destroyed sometime between 1800 and 1825. The four heads are on loan from private collections, and from the museums of Girona and the Fitzwilliam, Cambridge.

Picasso: Barcelona

Picasso 018Picasso: Paisajes de Barcelona, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 29 May – 18 September. Exhibition focusing on local landscapes painted and drawn by Picasso mainly between 1895 and 1903 as he was developing his own personal style. He returned to paint the city once more in 1917 in a radically different manner. The works are shown beside archival photographs of the views. As the Ruiz Picasso family first settled in Barcelona close to the port, the earliest views (1895-99) are of the sea, its breakwaters, port facilities and nearby streets and factories. He later moved his attention to ceremonial and ancient Barcelona , focusing on the Romanesque and Gothic cloisters of its  Cathedral and churches in the Ciutat Vella, and also developed skyline views as seen from his families rooftop terrace or azotea. In the early 20th century he increasingly developed views through windows, portals and doorways capturing, contrasting or merging the internal and external.

Sorolla: the Colour of the Sea, Barcelona

2014-06-Sorolla-Color del marSorolla: El Color del Mart (The Colour of the Sea), CaixaForum, Barcelona, 12 June – 14 September 2014. Previously shown at the Museo Sorolla, Madrid, from which many of the paintings have been selected along with works from the Museo Thyssen in Malaga. The exhibition focuses on Sorolla’s favourite theme, the sea and the many colours of its waters. A downloadable colour-illustrated leaflet in Spanish can be found at http://obrasocial.lacaixa.es/deployedfiles/obrasocial/Estaticos/pdf/Nuestros_centros/caixaforumbarcelona/Sorolla_cfbcn_es.pdf