11.26.2020 — Exhibition: “The Spirit of Montmartre in the time of Toulouse-Lautrec”. Last stop: Zaragoza

“The spirit of Montmartre in the time of Toulouse-Lautrec” ends its journey in CaixaForum Zaragoza. 

The current approach, by staying faithful to the original design, perfectly captures the spirit of that historical moment when art took the streets and broke with the aristocratic values of the past. Cabaret, circus, music, theatre, creative arts and, most particularly the nightclubs, provide a home to artists who moved to Montmartre transforming this Paris neighbourhood into a benchmark in the history of art.

It was La Belle Èpoque, and at the same time came a revolution with its own spirit, full of life, magic and colour... Cristià-Blasi manages to recreate this unique atmosphere by playing with contrasts between the festive hustle of the nightclubs and the silence and darkness of the streets at night. Through graphics and design, visitors can enjoy the magnificent works exhibited while capturing /perceiving at all times / engaging throughout with the spirit of that famous Parisian neighbourhood. 

The exhibition, a retrospective without precedent in our country, is produced by "la Caixa" and curated by Philip Denis Cate, and stages 350 pieces from collections all over the world.

We dedicate this last stop to Manuel and César García Mur.

Ignasi Cristià