Exhibition “Modernisme and Flowers: From Nature to Architecture” in Canet de Mar
The travelling exhibition “Modernisme and Flowers: From Nature to Architecture” focuses on how the decorative arts of Modernisme represented plants and flowers when used in construction.
An exhibition is for the first time establishing a dialogue between the world of plants and Modernista architecture. The exhibition discourse has been divided into four areas. The first explains the creative process of artists when “capturing” the images of flowers. The second involves a journey through eight applied arts fields in architecture and their respective creation processes: ceramics, mosaics, ironwork, stonework, stucco, hydraulic mosaics, stained glass and plasterwork. The third offers an exhibition tour of flowers and plants that recreate a huge timeless garden. The exhibition concludes by looking at the difficulty of preserving the applied arts in construction. The exhibition at the Casa-Museu Lluís Domènech i Montaner in Canet de Mar has been enlarged with new pieces and also pays special attention to how flowers were represented in ceramics by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner in his buildings.
The exhibition curators are Fatima López, Marta Saliné and Sergio de la Fuente, PhDs in Art History and members of the GRACMON research group at the University of Barcelona.
Caption: Poster of the travelling exhibition “Modernisme and Flowers: From Nature to Architecture”. Barcelona Provincial Council. Design: Victor Oliva
Barcelona Provincial Council, City Council of Esplugues de Llobregat and City Council of Cerdanyola del Vallès
Casa-Museu Lluís Domènech i Montaner in Canet de Mar
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The Barcelona Modernisme Route is an itinerary that takes you through the Barcelona of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, the architects who, together with others, made Barcelona the world capital of Modernisme. This Route enables you to get to know thoroughly impressive palatial residences, amazing houses, the temple that has become a symbol of the city and a huge hospital, but it also includes humbler and more everyday buildings and items such as chemists’, shops, lampposts and benches - modernist works which show that Art Nouveau put down strong roots in Barcelona and today Modernisme is still an art that is alive and part of life in the city.
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