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Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

So this was another unplanned excursion.

Barcelona had a lot of scenic viewpoints. Like, a ton. From the rooftops of Barcelona Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Palau Güell to the peaks of Tibidabo, Montjuïc Castle and Park Güell, it was everywhere. One recurring sight we often saw whenever we reached one of those viewpoint peaks was this art museum. So naturally, our curiosity took us there. It wasn’t in our itinerary, but I made it fit.

The architecture and the gardens were beautiful, of course. The domes from the inside were amazing and the artworks were intriguing. There were a couple of paintings, in particular, that I couldn’t stop staring at: “Woman in Evening Gown” by Romà Ribera and “Winter 1882” by Francesc Masriera. Sure, they may look like every ordinary painting to most people, but they captured my attention. There was just something dreamy, photographic and enchanting about Ribera’s piece. As for Masriera’s? I just loved the fur. So amazed by the fur.

Anyway, majority of the artworks we came across were by Catalan artists. Pretty spiffy.

Yay, art.

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