Apr 12, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022
The Musée d’Orsay hosts the first major exhibition devoted to Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) in France in fifty years. It offers a renewed approach of the artist as a genius architect working in Catalonia during social and political upheaval. Gaudí’s studio, his numerous collaborators, his sophisticated working techniques, are the main thread of the exhibition to help the public understand the extraordinary inventiveness of the architect who challenged all other architectural creations of his time. Through his few remaining drawings, models, and furniture works, the exhibition reconstitutes what characterizes Gaudí: space and color. It leads the visitor through his vision of palaces, urban hotels, parks, churches, civil and liturgical furnishings, and the extraordinary project of the Sagrada Familia.
The exhibition is organized by the Orsay and Orangerie Museums, Paris, with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona (MNAC).
Juan José Lahuerta, professor at the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Paris Exhibition Curators
Isabelle Morin Loutrel, chief curator
Elise Dubreuil, curator in charge of the decorative arts collections at the Musée d’Orsay.