Barcelona, a photo a day

Art nouveau


I am starting today a small series about the MNAC, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. The Museum is celebrating it’s 75th anniversary, with an exhibition called ‘Convidats d’Honor’, guest of honor. It’s a kind of best of the museum’s pieces, and it is worth the visit, believe me!

The first piece we want to show you is this wonderful catalan art nouveau dressing table, the finest we’ve ever seen. Wouldn’t you love to have it in your boudoir??? We would! Without the people in the mirror though.

The header, by the way, is another rendition of the museum’s cupola. The best way to see it is to sit down on one of the too comfortable sofas put there for this purpose. Lean back and enjoy, in other words!

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13 responses

  1. Keep up your wonderful project to acquaint us with Catalonia. The photos and obviously the area are marvelous. And they evoke wonder in me as I look at them.

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    January 12, 2010 at 6:02 pm

  2. I´m an Art Nouveau fan, I saw a very nice collection at Musée d´Orsay in Paris. My favorites are Alphonse Mucha and Tiffany, I hope to post something about them anytime. I´ll follow the next posts.

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    January 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm

  3. Dear friends,
    First of all, your blog is soooo charming, loved this background and your header is absolutely brilliant! 🙂
    Rob…you are an artist my friend, this shot is wonderful!
    I'm really envious, I would love to be there and visit this Museum as well!
    Lucky guy! But…you always think about us, thanks so much for sharing!
    hugs
    Léia

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    January 12, 2010 at 11:09 am

  4. Art nouveau o modernisme, mes especificament, modernisme catalá.

    Une image avec un tres bon rendu de couleur

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    January 12, 2010 at 8:08 am

  5. That table is beautiful. The detail, and look at that finish. WOW!

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    January 12, 2010 at 5:46 am

  6. Unique and very interesting!

    Aloha, Friends

    Comfort Spiral

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    January 12, 2010 at 5:24 am

  7. Being a guest, I felt most welcome, if allowed to sit inside the kitchen.

    Always a joy to be your guest and to see your photography. Please have you all a wonderful Tuesday.

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    January 12, 2010 at 1:35 am

  8. Your header is stunning!

    The dresser is also stunning. I like looking at it but no, wouldn't want it in my boudoir. Wait a minute, I don't have a boudoir. Well, you get my point.

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    January 12, 2010 at 1:27 am

  9. Yes, this is a very interesting dressing table; I'm anxious to see more photos that you promised!

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    January 12, 2010 at 1:18 am

  10. I imagine the uniqueness of the lady who sat before this table and arranged herself before she went out into the public eye.

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    January 12, 2010 at 12:32 am

  11. Wonderful!

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    January 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm

  12. Wow, that IS unique!
    You really have sooooo many beautiful things in your city.

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    January 11, 2010 at 8:23 pm

  13. C'est… étrange. Ce qui est encore plus étrange, c'est qu'en définitive j'aime bien. Et c'est un beau travail.

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    January 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm

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