The visionary fantasy of Antoni Gaudí comes to Paris - it will be a grand exhibition, celebrating the modernist architect at the Musée d’Orsay with creations that left their mark on the face of XX Century Spain. The result of a collaboration between the Musée de l’Orangerie and the Musu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, the exhibition acts as a 360° journey through the Gaudí universe, following the tracks of his ideas on space and colour. From the iconic Sagrada Familia to Casa Vicens, then onto the unforgettable Parc Güel, see, in detail, the most beautiful creations of the Art Nouveau architect embraced by the background of the tumultuous transformations in Catalonia at the dawn of the 1900s. There are projects, drawings and 3D models but also revolutionary design furniture, vintage films, rare photos and documents. The aim of the exhibition is, in fact, to enter behind the scenes of Gaudí’s work to see, in a new light, the homes, hotels, churches, parks and buildings that he designed. Highlighted are the singular creative processes of this genius and the context in which his innovations took shape with the experimentation of new techniques and visions of the lively environs that embraced Catalan modernism.
Don’t bother looking for hidden meaning - for the “painters of light”, art is for “brightening up walls”. 80 works tell the story, on display next to Monet’s famed Water Lillies.
A territory of sharp contrasts, lacerated by migration policies and an omnipresent colonial legacy mark this artistic itinerary.
The American painter is a point of reference for abstract painting in the XX and XXI Centuries.