The Museu Nacional highlights Josep Tapiró as one of the leading international representatives of Orientalism.
Tapiró was the first painter from Spain to settle in Tangier in nothern Morocco, where he lived from 1876 until his death in 1913.
Throughout his time there, Tapiró documented north African society intensely, recording Tangier's residents as well as its cultural transformation.
Aside from the superb quality of his watercolours, Tapiró's work provides a valuable testimony of the city's central role in the dying days of European colonialism.
Among the artist's best-known works on show are his portraits of traditional leaders and brides and his scenes of religious ceremonies.
Mon-Sat 10.00-19.00. Sun 10.00-14.30.
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Josep Tapiró. Painter of Tangier
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Palau Nacional, Parque de Montjuïc, tel. +34936220376.