© Abegg-Stiftung, CH. Photo by Christoph von Viràg
Princesa sabia. Santa Catalina de la Seu d'Urgell
Martirio de Santa Catalina
In this exhibition, jointly organised by the MNAC and the Museu Episcopal de Vic, a series of medieval artworks featuring Santa Catalina (Saint Catherine) originally created for the historic cathedral in the Pyrenees town of La Seu d'Urgell. All painted during the period of Catalan Romanic art, between 1242 and 1255, they were designed to decorate the chapel of the cathedral that is dedicated to the saint; but in the middle of the 17th century, the artwork was hidden by a Barroque altarpiece, and remained so until the start of the last century. After its rediscovery, it was sold abroad, in three separate pieces, but has now been reunited for this exhibition and to allow experts to study it in its original format.