Joan Llimona (1860-1926) Josep Llimona (1864-1934)
Once again, the MNAC presents an in-depth study of Catalan art and it does so with Joan and Josep Llimona. A painter and a sculptor respectively, they are very well represented in the museums collections. Therefore, besides the respective studies, included in this catalogue is a section...Read more
Josep Llimona, Desolation - audioguideRead more
Josep Llimona. Grief, 1907
Considered the best sculptor of Catalan Modernism, Josep Llimona founded with his brother Joan the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc, an entity that gathered together artists with strong Catholic and conservative convictions, such as Antoni Gaudí. This group opposed the renovating ideas of...Read more
Portrait of Josep LlimonaRead more
Europeana: Partage Plus
Partage Plus is a project coordinated by Collections Trust and the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire of Belgium, with the aim of publishing, through the web portal of Europeana, a catalogue with more than 75,000 art nouveau works.
The project, in which 23 institutions participate from all over Europe, started in March 2012, and finished in March 2014.
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is the only one from the Spanish state that participates, with the contribution of 2,082 works of all artistic types: posters, medals, sculptures, paintings, furniture, drawings, prints, decorative arts, etc., 56 of which can be seen in 3D. All of which can be consulted in our online catalogue.
The contribution of the museum counts on works by Antoni Gaudí, Josep Llimona, Ramon Casas, Gaspar Homar, Isidre Nonell, Santiago Rusiñol, Joan Busquets, Alexandre de Riquer, Lambert Escaler and other Catalan artists who lived and created under the influence of art nouveau, better known here in Catalonia as Modernisme. In addition to this representation of Catalan art, the museum also presents works by foreign creators such as Maxfield Parrish, Henri Privat-Livemont, Edward Penfield or Alphonse-Marie Mucha.
See the magazine Uncommon Culture (Vol 4, No 7/8 (2013): Art Nouveau)Read more
The collection grows
The collection of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya grows with the following works:Read more