The Museum foyer welcomes us with two large sculptures: La Venus Española (Spanish Venus) by Julio Antonio and Dona (Woman) by Salvador Martorell.
On 27 September 1968, Joan Miró signed a drawing, a preliminary sketch in which he indicated the different parts that made up the Tapestry of Tarragona to be created by Josep Royo.
One of the most noteworthy areas is the Museum’s patio. The solution adopted for its roof allows the entry of more natural light, illuminating the rooms that open up around it.
In 1968, the Museum of Modern Art in Tarragona was bequeathed a large part of the work of Julio Antonio (Móra d’Ebre–Madrid 1919).
- 5Moving from the 19th to the 20th Century
Moving from the 19th to the 20th Century
Order and geometry are constant elements in his sculptural work; shapes such as the square, the triangle and the circle are present in highly varied forms, more or less fragile, all playing with the empty spaces, the air and the light that penetrate and encompass them.
- 7From the Republic to democracy
From the Republic to democracy
- 8Contemporany Art
The democratisation of the political system that permitted the internal artistic development and international interrelation, and the intense commercialisation of the artistic phenomenon, brought about a stark development in the 1980s in the plastic arts. Despite this, in the last decade of the century, enthusiasm declined, but not the work or the quality of the artists.