Promotional image from the exhibition París-Barcelona. The feminine vision of the Belle Époque

The modernist connection between Paris and Barcelona, through women's eyes

The Museu del Modernisme and the Gothsland art gallery are introducing the exhibition The feminine vision of the Belle Époque.

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Gothsland gallery, the cultural enterprise of Fernando Pinós and María Guirao is commemorating the event with a major exhibition entitled Paris-Barcelona. The feminine vision of the Belle Époque, which brings together more than 300 works. Most of the pieces are paintings, but visitors will also find sculptures, furniture and decorative arts. The exhibition is completed with works from the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), the Museu Cau Ferrat in Sitges, the Biblioteca-Museu Víctor Balaguer and other private collections.

The exhibition offers a new vision of the connection between both capitals through a key feminine perspective. The itinerary starts with models such as Madeleine de Boisguillaume, Stéphanie Nantas, Clo-clo and Júlia Peraire and is completed with artists incluidng Suzanne Valdon, Georgette Agutte, Lucie Cousturier and Olga Sacharoff. In addition, the exhibition tries to establish a dialogue between the models — the muses of the moment — and the artists that immortalised them, like Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, Toulouse-Lautrec and Alphonse Mucha.

As an out-of-the-ordinary occasion, the exhibition is divided into two venues: the Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona — which will be reopening its doors — and the gallery itself.

The exhibition will be open until 5 February, and you can get the tickets online through this link.

Publication date: Thursday, 23 December 2021
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