Japonisme, the fascination with Japanese art

Throughout the second half of the 19th century, interest in Japan spread throughout the European continent.
In Spain, Japonism was born in the 1870s, and its period of greatest influence was at the end of the century.
Marià Fortuny, Pablo Picasso and Joan Mir’r did their bit. And thanks to artists like them, Spain in general and Catalonia in particular, can boast of having a wide range of very interesting Japanese works, although little known.

In this exhibition we can find an analysis of the evolution of this artistic trend in our country.Japanism‘ is the first exhibition that offers and shows such a wide and valuable collection of pieces. Many of the works on display at CaixaForum were exhibited in 1888, during the Universal Exposition of Barcelona.

If you are a Japan lover, you can’t miss this interesting exhibition. If you are in Barcelona, it is a perfect plan for any day. And if you don’t live in Barcelona, this is a perfect excuse to spend a few days in Barcelona and take the opportunity to see the exhibition.


Place: CaixaForum (Avda. Ferrer i Guàrdia 6-8).
Date: until September 15, 2013.
Price: 4€ for the general public. Free admission for customers of La Caixa.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Saturday, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 h to 21:00 h.