El llibre català en temps del Modernisme

9 October 2020 to 25 April 2021
Museu de Maricel de Sitges

In around 1900, the world of books reflected the philosophical and aesthetic concerns of a Catalan culture which, in the space of 50 years, had gone from a growing realisation of its uniqueness (thanks to the Renaixença movement) to becoming consolidated as part of the latest European cultural movement: Art Nouveau.As well as the books themselves, the exhibition explores the entire process of creating a book,from the illustrators making the original drawings, to the reproduction of these images in print (involving remarkable changes in size, colour and appearance) right up to the advertising generated by the publishing industry through the simultaneous movement of poster art.

As the industrialisation of graphic arts and the dominance of Barcelona’s publishing houses within Spain coincided with the cultural and artistic movement of Modernisme (as it was known in Catalonia), this encouraged the flourishing of the book-object, and particularly the illustrated book. By combining text and image in the same space, modernist symbolist poets and painters conceived the book as a work of Total Art.

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Parallel activities THE CATALAN BOOK IN TIME OF MODERNISME

Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m.

Lecture: The Catalan book in the time of Modernism by Aitor Quiney,

Curator of the exhibition

Blue Room. Maricel Palace

OPEN DAY

Wednesday, January 13

Wednesday, February 3

Wednesday, March 3

Wednesday, April 7

DIDACTIC WORKSHOPS

Gothic Calligraphy Workshop (Eudald Canibell)

Taught by the calligrapher Carmen Baltà Saturday

October 24 and 31 POSTPONED UNTIL A NEW DATE

From 5pm to 8pm

Saló Blau - Palau de Maricel

(Adults and young people) from 13 years

Price € 20 per person. Includes both sessions

You must bring:

- Pencil, eraser and pen

- Calligraphy pen holder handle

- Brause 3 mm flat pen for calligraphy

- Walnut ink bottle or Chinese ink stick for calligraphy

If you do not have these last three materials at home, they can be purchased the same day at the workshop for € 5

 

Ex-libris workshop

Taught by the artistic bookbinder Mercè Capell

Saturday, November 21 POSTPONED UNTIL A NEW DATE

From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saló Blau- Palau de Maricel

Price € 10 per person

Create your artist book

Taught by the plastic artist and engraver Nuria Corretgé

December 12th

C / San Sebastián, 32.

Workshop of the artist From 6pm to 8pm.

Price € 10 per person

Ex-libris workshop

Taught by the artistic bookbinder Mercè Capell

Saturday 23 January

From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saló Blau - Palau de Maricel

(From 12 to 15 years old)

Price € 10 per person

Modernist Calligraphy Workshop

Taught by the calligrapher Carmen Baltà

Saturday, February 13 and 20

From 5pm to 8pm

Saló Blau - Palau de Maricel.

Price € 20 per person. Includes both sessions

You must bring:

- Pencil, eraser and pen

- Calligraphy pen holder handle

- Brause 3 mm flat pen for calligraphy

- Walnut ink bottle or Chinese ink stick for calligraphy

If you do not have these last three materials at home, they can be purchased the same day at the workshop for € 5

Advance reservation. Limited capacity. Online sale

More information: 93.894.03.64 ext.1 / museusdesitges@diba.cat

Lluís Domènech i Montaner (Barcelona, 1850-1923)  Coberta d’Historia del Arte, 1886 Impressió sobre tela editorial  Biblioteca de Catalunya, Barcelona

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