Exhibition

Gaudí

From 12 April to July 17th, 2022
Projet pour l’église de la Colònia Güell, Antoni Gaudí
Antoni Gaudí, Projet pour l’église de la Colònia Güell
©Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona / Marc Vidal i Aparicio
Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), architect and ingenious creator, made his mark on Spain at the turn of the 20th century and continues to fascinate today. For the first time in fifty years in France, a large-scale exhibition is devoted to this master of Art Nouveau. It will show the remarkable creativity of this singular artist, who was the bearer of the upheavals at work in Catalonia at the end of the 19th century, and who expressed himself as much in the details of his furniture as in the scale of an extraordinary architectural project: the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

 

The Musée d'Orsay will host the first major exhibition devoted to Antoni Gaudí organized in France in Paris in fifty years. In an immersive museographic experience, it will show the spectacular creations of this unique artist, in particular, presenting sets of furniture never before exhibited in France. It will offer a new vision of the artist as a unique and singular figure, a non-isolated genius who practiced in a Catalonia in the midst of social, political and urbanistic upheaval.

 

The exhibition will focus on showing the architect's creative process at a time of an exceptional local artistic profusion linked to “Modernism” or the Art Nouveau movement in Spain, supported by distinguished patrons, anxious to distinguish Catalonia, a land of Mediterranean identity. Gaudí's workshop, his many collaborators, and his sophisticated working techniques will be the guiding line of the exhibition to make the public understand the extraordinary inventive capacity of the architect who defied all the creation of the moment.

 

Through the few surviving drawings of the artist, models and many works of furniture, the exhibition will reconstruct what characterizes Gaudí: space and color. It will lead visitors through his creations of palaces, urban hotels, parks, churches with the unusual project of the Sagrada Familia. Films, photographs and period documents will testify to the vitality of the plastic architect's career but also to the artistic upheaval operated forever on Barcelona.

 

Exhibition organized by the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, with the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona (MNAC)

Exhibition on display from November 19, 2021 to March 6, 2022 at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona (MNAC)

 

Project for the Colònia Güell church, Antoni Gaudí
Projet pour l’église de la Colònia Güell, Antoni Gaudí ©Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona / Marc Vidal i Aparicio
Monday
Fermé

Tuesday
9.30am - 6.00pm

Wednesday
9.30am - 6.00pm

Thursday
9.30am - 9.45pm

Friday
9.30am - 6.00pm

Saturday
9.30am - 6.00pm

Sunday
9.30am - 6.00pm

Musée d'Orsay
1, rue de la Légion d'Honneur 75007 Paris
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Tarifs
Time slot full rate
€16
Time slot reduced rate
€13
Enfants & Cie
€13
Nocturne rate
€12
-18 year olds, -26 year old residents of the EEA
Free
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Gaudí · exposition du 12 avril au 17 juillet 2022

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