The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya recovers with this exhibition the work of the Catalan painter and sculptor Antoni Fabrés (Gràcia, Barcelona, 1854 – Rome, 1938).
The exhibition gathers 147 paintings, sculptures and different documentary material that allows to discover a great
a portraitist and an artist who, beyond Orientalism, presents a critical view of society. Fabrés
he achieved in life a great international success that the inexorable passage of time, and with it the different historiographical generations, have been forgetting.
The research and restoration work that the National Museum has carried out for this exhibition has
allowed to discover interesting unpublished aspects and that we can enjoy his work in all its dimension.
Fabrés developed a large-scale pictorial work that he carried out in the different cities in the
who lived: in Rome, where he arrived in 1875, as a follower of Fortuny in terms of the Orientalist theme, then in his hometown, Barcelona, later in Paris and in Mexico City, where he was the teacher of many
From May 31 to September 29,
Organizes and produces: Museu Nacional d’Art de
Curator: Aitor Quiney, doctor in History of Art
With the sponsorship of
Antoni Fabrés. The crazy one, towards 1910. Donation of the artist, 1925.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
of the Mexican painters who revolutionized national art in the twentieth century as Diego Rivera, Saturnino
Herrán or José Clemente Orozco. In 1907 he returned to Rome where he settled until 1838, the year he died.
In 1926 the artist himself made a large donation of his work to the Board of Museums of Catalonia, which is currently preserved in the National Museum, as well as in the former Casa del Comú, in Les Corts.