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Masó Drawings

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Exhibition . Girona


Fundació Rafael Masó


C. Ballesteries, 29


Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30am until 5pm



Rafael Masó
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In the exhibition, one can see how Masó’s architectural and decorative projects, in addition to plans and technical drawings, often contain high-quality drawings and paintings. These are true examples of his aesthetic evolution from Modernism to Noucentisme and his commitment to modernity. However, the selection process was not easy, as the architect’s legacy consists of more than 4,700 works on paper, many of which are of the same quality as those chosen.

This exhibition is also intended to showcase previously unseen or little-known works by Masó, thereby contributing to a more comprehensive understanding of his legacy and projecting it throughout the country and beyond Catalonia. It allows for a journey through his architectural work, with drawings for his most famous buildings (the Farinera Teixidor, La Punxa, Casa Masó, Casa Masramon in Olot, Casa Casas in Sant Feliu de Guíxols, the current library in Palafrugell, the chalets in S’Agaró, etc.), as well as tracing his work as an illustrator and decorator of signs, textiles, decorative objects, furniture, and interiors. It also highlights his interest in nature, portraiture, ethnography, popular culture, history, and both ancient and modern art.


Series of guided tours by architects

As a complement to the exhibition, the Foundation has scheduled a series of guided tours of the show with various architects from the Girona region, who will provide their insights on Masó's work and explain its influence on contemporary architecture. The guest architects are Arnau Vergés (June 20), Pau Sarquella and Carmen Torres from Sarquella + Torres Architects (July 18), Joan Arnau and Carme Muñoz from 05 AM Architecture (September 26), and Olga Felip and Josep Camps from Camps Felip Arquitecturia (October 17).

Production and curation

The exhibition has been produced by the Rafael Masó Foundation in collaboration with the Girona branch of the Architects' Association of Catalonia (COAC). It has been curated by Jordi Falgàs, the director of the Foundation, and features works from the Historical Archive of the COAC, the General Archive of the Girona Provincial Council, the Municipal Archive of Girona, the Municipal Archive of Palafrugell, and various private collections, as well as the collection of the Foundation itself.

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