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Exhibition Ramon Casas. Modern Life at the MMBCN in Barcelona – from 10 March to 3 July 2016


The Museum of Modernism Barcelona organizes the celebration of the 150th birthday of the artist Ramon Casas i Carbó (Barcelona, 4 January 1866 - 29 February 1932).

The museum is organizing a series of activities and exhibitions, among which a large retrospective exhibition of the famous painter Barcelona which will occupy a big part of the exhibition space, with works that are present in the popular iconography and others, almost unknown, in order to give an common overview of the excellent and careful work of Ramon Casas.

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Picture: Ramon Casas, Lady indoors, ca. 1917 © Museu del Modernisme

Exhibition The Palace of Craftsmen at the Palau Güell in Barcelona – from 12 November 2015 to 21 June 2016


The Palace of Craftsmen is an exhibition of photographs of the Palau Güell taken by the photographer Ramon Manent that highlight, as if through a magnifying glass, the small great masterpieces complementing the architecture of this building that cannot always be found by visitors. The exhibition takes a creative approach and is accompanied by a unique and very revealing exhibition route prepared by curator Raquel Lacuesta.
(source: www.artnouveau.eu)

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Picture: Poster of the exhibition "The Palace of Craftsmen" © Palau Güell

Exhibition Klimt, Kupka, Picasso and others at the Belvedere in Vienna – from 10 March to 19 June 2016


Form Art

In the late nineteenth century, art based on form took on specific significance in the Danube Monarchy. Subsuming almost an entire cultural region, “form art” was the expression of a special insight and of a collective consciousness. Around 1900, form became the basis from which a wide spectrum of non-representational art developed. In the exhibition Klimt, Kupka, Picasso and Others – Form Art, Hungarian Constructivism, Czech and Slovakian Cubism, and the art of the Vienna Secession join forces for the sake of an enjoyable show.

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Picture: František Kupka, Serie C VIII, 1935-1946 Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections / © Bildrecht, Vienna, 2015, photo: © Belvedere, Vienna

Call for papers The Jewel in Art and Art in Jewel  at the MNAC in Barcelona – 15 July 2016


Third European Congress on Jewellery

The aim is that this Congress should promote the study of jewellery as an academic discipline. This edition will analyse it not so much as an independent topic, but in a dialogue with the different arts and with the artists, in an international geographical context and in the same timeframe as the collections of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, from the medieval period to the individualised jewels of contemporary artists.

The congress is addressed to museum professionals, researchers, university professors and teachers, collectors, professional jewellers, artists, designers, gemologists and young researchers.

A short abstract (200-300 words) together with a brief CV should be sent to congres.joieria@museunacional.cat by July 15, 2016. We look forward to 20-minutes papers in Catalan, Spanish and English.

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Picture: Congress: The Jewel in Art and Art in Jewell © MNAC

Exhibition Tulips from Baroque to Art Nouveau at the Riga Art Nouveau Center in Riga – from 27 April to 12 June 2016


The tulip motif was widely used in the Art Nouveau period because its slender stem, pointed leaves and graceful flower reflected the essence of the style. In this period tulips were not put in bouquets any longer, emphasising instead grace and elegance of the blossom.

In the collection of the museum “Riga Art Nouveau Centre” there are several outstanding examples of the style – a milk pitcher with a tulip bouquet, a delicate mocha cup and saucer with an elegant painting of a tulip as well as embroidery adorning tablecloths and pillow cases.

In the exhibition, they are very well supplemented with 18th and 19th century items from the collection of the Latvian National Museum of Art and a private collection.

The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands.

(Museum is open from 10:00 to 18:00 every day, closed on Mondays).

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Picture: A cup with a saucer hand-painted in J. Jakšs & Co porcelain painting workshop, early 20th century, Riga, Latvia © RANC

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
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With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union