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Nonell and Claramunt. Urban registers

Date: 12nd of July 2012 - 21st of October 2012

Price: Museum general admission

LC_P12_6. Serie The Black Mark.1971. Luís Claramunt. - Apunte de mujer y niño. 1921. Isidre Nonell- MNAC
LC_P12_6. Serie The Black Mark.1971. Luís Claramunt. - Apunte de mujer y niño. 1921. Isidre Nonell- MNAC

The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, in collaboration with the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, is presenting Nonell and Claramunt. Urban registers.


The exhibition is set up as a dialogue between a selection of drawings by Luis Claramunt (1951-2000), from the series The Black Mark, and by Isidre Nonell (1872-1911), belonging to the Museum's Cabinet of Drawings and Prints, to illustrate the affinities between the two artists.


Nonell and Claramunt stood out in their day for their unconventional ways in every aspect of life.


The work of Isidre Nonell (1872-1911) was one of the earliest pictorial references for Luis Claramunt (1951-2000), who in his early days as an artist often used to visit the Museum. On these visits, Claramunt paid close attention to the painter's work, especially the pictures of poor neighbourhoods and Gypsy women.


Another point on which the two artists coincided is the importance they gave to drawing, as they both considered this technique a language independent from painting.


This exhibition is a parallel project to the exhibition Luis Claramunt. The Vertical Journey, being organised at the MACBA, a complete retrospective of the artist's work linked to the places he lived in.


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