MNAC - William Morris and the Arts & Crafts in Great Britain

The Arts and Crafts movement, linked to design and decorative arts, was born in Great Britain around 1880 and it was developed until the First World War.  It spread rapidly throughout America and Europe until reaching Japan.  Its maximum ideologist was the artist and writer William Morris (1834-1896) and took its name from the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London in 1887.
It was a movement born from ideals, the concern for the effects of industrialisation in design, in know-how and in everyday life.  It advocated a reactivation of traditional arts and crafts, a return to a simpler way of life and an improvement in the design of ordinary domestic objects.
The exhibition would be the first by Morris and the Arts & Crafts to be held in Spain and will present the masterpieces from this artistic movement.
William Morris, Jeffrey & Co., Morris & Co. Pimpernell Wallpaper, c. 1876 © Morris & Co.
William Morris per a Morris & Co. «Cray», 1884 © The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
William Morris. News from Nowhere (ed. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press). 1892 © The William Morris Society, Londres. Foto: Ilya Krylov

Start date: February 22, 2018
End date: May 20, 2018
Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona
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