7 Sept 2005-29 Jan 2006. In 1895 Seigfried Bing, a Parisian art dealer, opened a new gallery in the French capital which he filled with the latest in furniture, glassware, jewellery and ceramics as well as a comprehensive collection of Chinese and Japanese prints. He named the gallery Art Nouveau, which subsequently became synonymous with the innovative decorative style that became so popular in the early 20th century. This exhibition at the CaixaForum brings together for the first time over 350 objets and works of art which displayed or sold at Bings gallery: Tiffany glassware; paintings by Van Gogh, Toulouse Lautrec, Degouve de Nuncques, Rusiol and Vuillard; sculptures by Rodin and Meunier; furniture by Eugne Gaillard and Georges de Feure; ceramics by Van de Velde and jewellery by Edward Colonna. The exhibition has been organized in conjunction with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Muse des Arts Dcoratifs in Paris. Vincent Van Gogh himself acquired a large number of Japanese prints from the gallery. Tues-Sun 10.00-20.00. Admission free.
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Art Nouveau the legacy of Seigfried Bing.
The Caixaforum is at 6-8 Av. Marqus de Comillas, Barcelona 08038. By Metro: Lines 1 & 3 to Placa Espanya. Tel. +34 934768600