Captive Beauty

Strolling through the gardens of Artur Ramon Art

19th May, 2022 - 22nd July, 2022

Curated by Ignacio Somovilla, our new exhibition is a walk in the gardens through the history and the gaze of artists, made in accordance with the latest edition of the series “Film and Garden” of the Filmoteca de Catalunya (June 13), with the participation of the MACBA and the Botanical Garden.

A hundred pieces from the Artur Ramon Art collection create a unique itinerary to look at the garden from different points of view – as an artistic creation or as a metaphor, satire or stage, as a moral state, as the last refuge of pleasure or paradise. Following the course of history, we present pieces from the Garden of Eden, the classical era, the works of art influenced by the Grand Tour of the British elite during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, to the Catalan landscapers and the labyrinths by Josep Maria Subirachs. The tour of the art gardens ends with a small cabinet of botanically inspired wonders in a large closet that ends the exhibition and other furniture, vases, planters and different architectural elements that make up an intimate and varied garden of art.