Prints and drawings from 15th to 20th century

9 May, 2014 - 4 July, 2014

Through more than a hundred prints and drawings from 15th to 20th centuries in this exhibition the main characters are the animals. All kinds of beasts (cows, horses, dogs, eagles, owls, tigers, crocodiles, dolphins, etc.) seen by masters of European engraving such as Goltzius, Hondius, Bloemaert, Potter, Kolbe, etc. There are also drawings and engravings by Catalan artists such as Marià Fortuny, Ramon Martí Alsina, Agapit Vallmitjana, Dionís Baixeras, Xavier Nogués, Apel·les Mestres, Pau Roig, among others.

In addition the exposure dedicates a section of satirical engravings where the beasts are humanized and where human beings are animalized. Cool artists like Goya knew how to capture this duality like no one else. In addition to engravings of German and French authors and popular aucas, the other great name of the exhibition is that of the sculptor and engraver from Barcelona Josep Granyer i Giralt (1899-1981), creator of a real Noah’s Ark of animals with human attitudes.

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