The colours of fire. Hamada - Artigas


During 2021 the MNAC will organize various exhibitions and activities to get closer to the artistic relations between Catalonia and Japan. This exhibition is part of that initiative. The protagonists are ceramics and two of the great potters of the 20th century: Josep Llorens Artigas (1892-1980) and Hamada Shōji (1894-1978), Japanese National Living Treasure. Both artists maintained a personal relationship and professed mutual admiration. With this exhibition, the visitor will be able to discover the inspiration that Japanese ceramics generated in Catalonia and the common interests with other artists such as Joan Gardy Artigas, Eudald Serra and Joan Miró. The exhibition focuses on ceramics, but is complemented by photographs and documents from the time.

With the entrance fee you can also visit the permanent collection of the MNAC.

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