The selection of pieces included in the tour of the building looks back on the legacy of Josep Maria Jujol’s work.
Palau Güell, designed by Antoni Gaudí, has set aside part of its space for an exhibition on Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert (1879 – 1949). These two architects were part of the same artistic movement, Modernisme, and their styles share, among other things, colour as an essential part of their work. The exhibition “Jujol, l’arquitectura del color” (Jujol, the architecture of colour) explores how the artist used this resource to make his buildings and designs stand out. Through videos, panels, floor plans, photographs, furniture, wrought-iron pieces and original sculptures, the exhibition is an opportunity to discover the importance of Jujol’s work while visiting one of Gaudí’s iconic buildings. This will unavoidably lead us to compare the works of these two artists and draw connections. In fact, Jujol worked as Gaudí’s assistant on many occasions, including well-known collaborations like the wavy bench at Park Güell and many decorative elements on Casa Batlló. The exhibition has five distinct areas: ‘(Re) construir Jujol’ ([Re]-constructing Jujol), ‘Gaudí-Jujol, un tàndem modernista’ (Gaudí-Jujol: Modernisme team), ‘Jujol, professor i teòric’ (Jujol the professor and theorist), ‘Jujol creador’ (Jujol the creator), and ‘Sant Joan Despí, el laboratori de l’arquitecte’ (Sant Joan Despí, the architect’s lab).
The exhibition “Jujol, l’arquitectura del color” will be open to Palau Güell visitors from 2 July to 3 November, Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 am to 8 pm through 31 October and 10 am to 5:30 pm after that.
As we’ve mentioned, the exhibition is part of the visit to Palau Güell and general tickets cost €12. You can get them on the centre’s website.
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