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Touching color – Guided Tour

Touching color: the renewal of pastel

From October 3rd to January 5th, 2020

The history of art is not only the story of the visual practices of artists and movements, but it is also the study of the techniques and materials they used; this exhibition focuses on one of them, historically classified as more than drawing but less than painting: the pastel. Although the 18th century has always been considered as the golden age of its widespread acceptance and use, it was only in the 19th century that the pastel managed to slowly distinguish itself completely from other techniques such as oil painting. The materials’ qualities (intense colors, soft blurring, quick and easy to work with) united it perfectly to a certain idea of modernity gaining ground at the time.

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Touching Color delves into the history of the rebirth of the pastel from an international perspective and showcases its main episodes and leading figures, who were responsible for turning it into an art form in its own right. Eugène Boudin, Odilon Redon, Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet are among the artists who, by promoting this technique thus conferred an innovative status on the use of pastel chalks which lasted throughout the first half of the 20th century and was implicated in the breaking loose from old artistic languages ushered in by the upcoming generation, among others Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, María Blanchard and Theo van Doesburg.

* The last access to the rooms is 30 minutes before closing.

HOURS
GUIDED VISITS
Tuesday to Thursday at 11:30pm and 12:30pm.
Monday to Thursday at 5:30pm and 6:30pm.
GUIDED VISITS IN SPANISH SIGN LANGUAGE (LSE):
October 31st at 5:30 p.m.
November 28th at 5:30 p.m.
December 19th at 5:30 p.m.

All those who are deaf or hearing impaired who wish to register for the visit must do so at least 24 hours before the visit on the telephone number +34 91 581 61 00

TARIFAS
ENTRADAS
Guided visit: 5€

You must appear with their entrance 15 minutes before the visit.

ONCE ACQUIRED THERE WON’T BE CHANGE OR REFUND

Sala Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Diputació 250, 08007 Barcelona