Wouldn’t you be excited if you were invited to indulge yourself a whole week in Art Nouveau… in Barcelona?
Wouldn’t you love to visit Barcelona’s famous museums with the most knowledgeable guides, attend concerts at mesmerizing locations and day after day listen to both seasoned and young Art Nouveau researchers from all over the world?
I am só excited!!!
Two more days, and then I’m off.
Last week I received a list with the complete program, all complementary activities and a request to fill in my preferences. Piece-of-cake! Here’s my itinerary for the coming week.
|Guided Tour||Güell Pavilions|
|Official Opening||University of Barcelona|
|Official Reception||University of Barcelona|
|26/6||Presentations (strand 1)||La Pedrera|
|Dinner and Concert||Güell Pavilions’ Garden|
|27/6||Presentations (strand 2)||La Pedrera|
|Guided Tour||La Pedrera|
|Presentations (strand 4)||La Pedrera|
|Guided Tour||Palau Güell|
|Jazz Concert||La Pedrera’s Rooftop|
|28/6||Presentations (strand 3)||La Pedrera|
|Guided Tour||Casa Amatller|
|Guided Tour||Casa Lleó Morera|
|29/6||Excursion||Reus and Tarragona|
|30/6||Free Day||Hospital de la Santa Creu
i Sant Pau & Casa Batlló
And of course I have to fit a concert at Palau de la Música Catalana in my busy schedule! Am I forgetting anything else?
The themes of the presentation strands are as follows:
Strand 1 Breaking the Art Nouveau Glass Ceiling: The Women of Art Nouveau
Strand 2 The Eye of an Era: Art Nouveau Interpretations of the Feminine
Strand 3 The New Frontiers: Unveiling Art Nouveau Cities
Strand 4 Research and Doctoral Theses in Progress
I am most excited about the 1st and the 3rd strand as those are subjects that are close to my heart. But I am sure the other two strands will be interesting as well. I love to hear new things. Look at things from another angle. And improve my knowledge.
But what I think I am looking forward to the most is this: I will be meeting like-minded people from all over the world. People who love Art Nouveau. Who study the mind-blowing designs in Art Nouveau decorative arts, the sensational architecture that came alive at the turn of the century, or the psychology behind all that creativity. Passionate people, no doubt. And hopefully a few new friends for life.
PPS. I finished reading the book!
Art Nouveau European Route
After this trip I have produced a 2016 Calendar with some of my photo’s of Gaudí’s beautiful architecture. You can see, and order my calendar when you click here.