Home   Art Nouveau   Walk   Virtual Museum   Architecture   Sculpture   Painting   Decorative Arts   Literature   Music

      Special AreaWine Cathedrals   Disappeared buildings   Funerary Art Nouveau   Unrealized projects   Works in other countries

      Bibliography   New Releases   Purpose   Contact us   Diffusion Data


[Français] [Castellano] [Català]

 On Joan Llimona:  Biography   Works   Images
 Sources and additional information:  Bibliography   Other Art Noveau Catalan painters
Basic works:

rist venç (Christ win) 
Dalt del terrat
(In the terrace 1891)
Tornant del tros
(Coming from the plot 1896)  
L'Última Pasqua
(The last Easter 1895)

Monumental painting:
Vault in Montserrat Monastery
Frieze in the church of Las hermanitas de los pobres
Canopy in Ripoll (destroyed in 1936)
Dome of Carmelites church
Dining room in House Recolons

Portrait of Joan Llimona  *


Born in Barcelona in 1860 in a family of artísts, his brother Josep was a also famous Art Nouveau sculptor.
J. Llimona abandoned his studies of architecture and engineering by the painting that he improved in the school of Llotja of Barcelona and later in Rome where he accompanied his brother, awarded with a Pension to perfection his knowledges in sculpture in this city. Already since 1882 he participated in some collective expositions in Barcelona, culminating in 1890 in an exposition in the Sala with an enormous succes.
Deeply influenced by its militant Catholicism - that carried to a clash with the Catalan Art Nouveau writer Raimon Casellas -, he painted various religious works of that content - "Crist Venç" (Christ conquers), different paintings in the "Cercle Artistic of Sant Lluc", decoration of a vault in the Monastery of Montserrat, a frieze of the Church of "The sisters of poor people", the dome of the Church of the "Carmelites" both in Vic, the canopy of Ripoll (destroyed in 1936) and other in Barcelona, Bràfim, etc.
Toward 1905 his painting is influenced by the symbolism, always of religious base, this is visible on the painting of the dining room of the House Recolons of Barcelona.
He published diverse articles in several publications of Barcelona as "La veu de Catalunya" (The voice of Catalonia), "The Barretina", "Catalunya social" (Social Catalonia) and other, almost always on esthetic themes related to his stiff concept of the sexual moral and against the blasphemy.
He was member of the "LLiga del bon mot", literally - League of the good word - and of "Foment de la pietat Catalana", associations defending a stiff and conservative concept of moral. He was also cofounder with his brother and other noticeable artists of the moment of the "Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc" (already mentioned higher), an important center of diffusion of the traditional catholic moral in the art, who continues very active currently.
Joan Llimona i Bruguera died in 1926 in Barcelona.


Images:  *


J. Llimona  In the terrace 1891 J Llimona  The last Easter 1895 J Llimona  Coming from the plot  1896  

Drawings and Posters :

  J Llimona  Invitation to an exhibition J Llimona  Poster

Monumental paintings: 

             J Llimona  Vault in Monatery of Montserrat

Images published under the authorization of "Cercle Artístic de SANT LLUC"

Specific bibliography on Joan Llimona i Brugera

Title Author Published by Year
 Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc cent anys  Different authors  Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Cultura


 Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana  Different authors  Enciclopèdia Catalana
 Enciclopèdia Salvat Català  Different authors  Edicions Salvat
 1893 Cent Sant Deu Lluc Anys 2003  Different authors  Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc 2003
 Josep Llimona y Joan Llimona, Vida y Obra  Infiesta Monterde, Josep M  Edicions de Nou Art Thor 1977

Other Catalan Art Nouveau Painters: 
Hermen ANGLADA i Camarassa   Joan BRULL i Vinyoles   Ricard Canals   Agapit Casas i Abarca   Ramón CASAS i Carbó   Josep CUSACHS   Manuel Cusí   Xavier Gosé i Rovira   Sebastiá Junyent i Sans   Joan Llimona i Bruguera   Josep Maria Marqués   Francesc MASRIERA i Manovens   Josep MASRIERA I Manovens   Lluis MASRIERA i Rosés   Eliseu MEIFRÈN i Roig   Joaquim MIR i Trinxet   Francesc Miralles   Isidre NONELL i Monturiol   Marià PIDELASERRA i Brias   Josep Pinós i Comes   Josep Reynés   Alexandre de Riquer i Ynglada   Pau Roig i Sisa   Santiago RUSIÑOL i Prats   Antoni Serra i Fiter   Josep Maria Tamburini   Modest Urgell   Miquel UTRILLO i Morlius   Lluïsa VIDAL i Puig   Pere Ysern i Alié