Nestled in the heart of the Eixample on Diputació, a brand new gallery recently opened at the Fundación MAPFRE in Casa Garriga i Nogués. With two exhibition halls already in Madrid, the gallery is the third to be opened by the insurance giant. And things have certainly gotten off to a flying start with the inaugural exhibition, ‘The Triumph of Colour’. This collection of early 20th-century masterpieces is on loan from the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, and features works by Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. The common theme running through the collection of 70 paintings is the liberation of colour during that time period, after a long battle over its use within the art world. This chromatic revolution consisted of colour being transformed from a tool used for imitating into a medium with which sensation and expression could be transmitted. This outstanding exhibition embodies the very foundation of modern artistic culture and is open to all, for free, until January 10th. Based on the calibre of this exhibition and others at the sister galleries in Madrid, Casa Garriga i Nogués promises to be a stalwart on the art scene in Barcelona. Book online in advance.
Fundación MAPFRE. Casa Garriga i Nogués. Diputació 250.