Continued from Part I
Caixa Catalunya is a large bank and the foundation’s exhibition hall was opened in La Pedrera in 1990. Since then it had temporary exhibits of works of Chagall, Dalí, Giacometti, Dürer, Goya to name just a few and joint exhibitions based on artistic movements or historical periods, like this one - From Ingres to Bonnard.
This exhibit gives a retrospective of perception of human figure in the French art of the 19th century from Ingres to Bonnard. The 19th century has seen many styles: neoclassicism (the style of Ingres and Boilly), which was exiting as the century was starting and making room to romanticism in everything: art, literature and architecture, shown in this exhibit by paintings of de Gros, Corot and Redon; then came realism of Courbet, Millet, Daumier, and the century ended with impressionism and post-impressionism represented here by works of Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Rodin, Cezanne and Bonnard. The exhibit shows constant search of form and expression all through the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, which will lead to the different art movements of the century that just ended with avant-garde being one of the brightest.