Collections: Modern Art

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The Modern Art Collection comprises the most significant ensemble of Catalan art from the 19th century until the 1940s. This was a period in which different artistic trends took strong and singular root in Catalonia: from Neoclassicism to the avant-garde movements to Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) and Noucentisme. Some of the most outstanding artists included are Fortuny, Casas, Rusiñol, Gaudí, Jujol, Picasso, Gargallo and Julio González. In the collection, decorative Modernista ensembles are especially important.

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The MNAC has enabled access to the sign-guides of its 35 masterpieces through its collections website, with the collaboration of Fundación Orange.


Digitalisation of the graphic work of Marià Fortuny

Thanks to the support of Fundación Telefónica, who have digitalised 2,400 drawings and prints by Marià Fortuny kept in the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya can now present to the public all the work by this artist housed in the Museum. You can begin your virtual visit browsing the side menu or using the advanced search. If you want, you can also read the text by Francesc Quílez, head of the Cabinet, written to accompany this publication of Fortuny's graphic works.
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The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya houses the world's most important collection of Catalan art. Now, thanks to support from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade's Plan Avanza, its collections are being made available online too. You can begin your virtual visit exploring the Masterpieces, browsing the side menu or using the advanced search.

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