La Fundació Antoni Tàpies

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La Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Located in the heart of the Eixample, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies is one of the most important cultural and artistic focal points in the city. The historic building was designed by the Modernista architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Tàpies founded the foundation with the aim of disseminating art throughout the world, with his own works and also a priceless collection of modern and contemporary art.

The art of wrought iron

In the bustling Carrer Aragó, the Foundation is located in a Modernista building created at the end of the 19th century by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which was previously the head offices of the famous publishing house Montaner i Simon.Created at the peak of Catalan Modernisme, this was the first house in the city to integrate industrial typology, combining brickwork and wrought iron. Today, it is recognisable from a distance because of the iron sculpture with which Tàpies crowned the facade, entitled Núvol i cadira (Cloud and chair). It hovers over the building as an aesthetic thought and invites you to penetrate the artist's universe.

Much more than a museum

Apart from the vast collection of work by Tàpies from the 1940s until today , the Fundació Antoni Tàpies organises temporary exhibitions by a range of contemporary artists, along with talks, conferences, and film sessions, producing various publications to accompany these activities.The Foundation's library,specialises in modern and contemporary art, and has the most valuable collection of information on art in the city.

It is important to highlight the exhibition in the basement of the artist's private collection, composed of various works of art of all kinds and origins, such as paintings by Francisco de Goya, Zurbarán, Picasso, Joan Miró,Marcel Duchamp, Georges Braque, etc.,along with various pieces of Asian, African and Pre-Columbian art, medieval works, pieces of archaeology and books from various places.For all these reasons, the Fundació Antoni Tàpies is one of the most important museums in Barcelona and one of the gems of artistic culture and life in the city.

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