Barcelona Photoblog: mnac
Showing posts with label mnac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mnac. Show all posts

August 09, 2007

Girl On MNAC Steps

Girl On MNAC Steps [enlarge]

A hundred years of art at MNAC is something to think about and to inspire your imagination.
MNAC stands for the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, which translates to the National Art Museum of Catalonia. It is located in Barcelona, Spain, specifically in the Palau Nacional (National Palace) on Montjuïc Hill. MNAC is one of the most important art museums in Catalonia and houses an extensive collection of Catalan visual arts spanning various periods and styles.
The museum's collection covers a wide range of artistic disciplines, including painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints, and decorative arts. MNAC focuses primarily on Catalan art but also includes works from other regions of Spain and Europe. The collection encompasses art from the Romanesque period to the mid-20th century, offering visitors a comprehensive overview of Catalan and European artistic traditions.
One of the highlights of the MNAC is its exceptional collection of Romanesque art, considered one of the most important in the world. It features stunning frescoes, altarpieces, and sculptures from churches and monasteries in Catalonia and other regions. The Gothic art section includes notable works such as the exquisite "Descent from the Cross" by Pere Serra and the iconic "Madonna and Child" by Jaume Huguet.
MNAC also showcases Renaissance and Baroque art, including paintings by famous artists like El Greco, Velázquez, and Rubens. The modern art collection features works from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, representing movements such as Modernism and Noucentisme. Notable artists in this section include Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, and Antoni Gaudí.
Aside from its permanent collection, MNAC hosts temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and cultural events throughout the year. The museum offers visitors a comprehensive and immersive experience, allowing them to explore the rich artistic heritage of Catalonia and beyond.

April 06, 2006

Palau de La Mercè: Top of the Hill

Palau de La Mercè: Top of the Hill

Palau de la Mercè with the MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalonia), is the perfect place to enjoy a panoramic view of Plaza España (red or green subway lines) and the rest of the city. If you take the escalators at the end of the walk from the square to the palace you will meet several statues of classical style which look great against the sky.
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