Constitution, conflicts, notice

16 February, 2012 - 11 May, 2012

On occasion of 200 years from the first Spanish Constitution, 1812, known as “la Pepa”, Palau Antiguitats brings together a collection of more than 150 pieces -prints, drawings, books and objects- to remember this anniversary. The exhibition is divided into several sections: Allegory (symbolic engravings as a panegyric of the reigning Ferdinand VII, Napoleon, etc); protagonists (portraits of some heroes who defended the country from the French invaders); Goya (several editions from Los Desastres de la Guerra and Los Disparates); Catalonia, Madrid, Zaragoza (through series of engravings, shows the French occupation in the country, highlighting a set of English fans for export and engravings of the Ruins of Zaragoza); Satire (Spanish, French and English engravings with a dose of irony draw cross-criticism, from names like Hogarth, Gillray, Rowlandson, etc.).

Finally, a section focused on the Constitution includes several editions of the text. The exhibition also reveals unique historical and artistic documents: “Els treballs de Barcelona” -4 manuscripts as a dietary that tell the day to day of Barcelona during the war-, as well as a pair of unpublished drawings by Salvador Mayol and Planella, showing one of them the never seen before meeting of the Cortes in 1810 in the Island of San Fernando (Cadiz).

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