Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

Aragó, 255, Barcelona
Catalunya, Spain
Phone: +34 934 870 315
closed on: Monday, December 25, January 1 and 6
Museum Type: Art

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona is an art museum dedicated to Catal artist Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923-2012).

Possibly everyone who has wandered through the Gràcia district of Barcelona has seen the Foundation’s beautiful Modernistic building with the distinctive “yarn” – actually the sculpture Núvol i Cadira (Cloud and Chair) created by Tàpies in 1990 – that tops the building’s main facade on Carrer d’Aragó.
The building, dating to 1882, is a former publishing house designed by the renowned architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

Above: a view of the Fundació Tàpies in Barcelona from calle d’Aragó; photo © Riccardo Bianchini / Inexhibit.

The collection of the museum mostly, though not exclusively, consists of works by Tàpies.
Composed of paintings, sculptures, drawings, art books, and prints, the collection encompasses all four artistic periods of Tàpies and comprises drawings and portraits dating to the ’40s, various “matter paintings” of the ’50s and ’60s, a large number of sculptural objects made in the ’60s and the early ’70s, “varnishes” of the ’80s, along with sculptures and objects made in the ’90s, a period in which  the artist experimented with unconventional materials, sheet metal, for example, used sometimes as a painting support

Very active in the promotion and dissemination of modern and contemporary art, the Tàpies Foundation organizes special exhibitions, seminars, talks, educational programs for children and schools, and workshops usually focused on its collection, or the theme of the exhibitions on the program.



Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; photos Inexhibit.

Fundacio Tapies Barcelona, Malenconia exhibition, installation view 1

Fundacio Tapies Barcelona, Malenconia exhibition, installation view 3

Images above: Fundació Antoni Tàpies. Tàpies. Malenconia © Comissió Tàpies / Vegap, 2022.
De la fotografia: © Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 2022.

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