This collection brings together a selection of paintings from the collection of Catalan art belonging to Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, which consists of more than 350 works making up a collection of great richness. This selection spans the period from the mid-19th century to the second half of the 20th century, one of the most brilliant moments in Catalan art. From the 19th century stands out the presence of Fortuny, the most important artist in Spanish 19th-century painting after Goya. As regards Modernisme, there are remarkable artists such as Ramon Casas, Hermen Anglada Camarasa and Joaquim Mir. Equally noteworthy is the presence of Noucentisme, with paintings by its leading artists, amongst them Joaquim Torres-García and Joaquim Sunyer. A brilliant colophon to this suggestive tour of the history of modern Catalan painting lies in the presence of the indisputable Antoni Tàpies.
The MNAC has enabled access to the sign-guides of its 35 masterpieces through its collections website, with the collaboration of Fundación Orange.
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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