Customer: Fundació “la Caixa”
Location: Caixa Forum – Madrid y Barcelona
Type: Itinerary Exhibition
Route of the exhibition:This exhibition was inaugurated in Madrid, and later it was moved to Barcelona.
Works performed: Production and Setting of the exhibition “Animals and Pharaohs”. It includes the construction of show cases, glass urns, setting of sound and visual systems, electrical installation, lighting, placement of pieces, graphic productions for advertising banners, placement of carpet, carpentry and painting.
The animals, real or represented, wild or domesticated, exert a fundamental role in the ancient Egypt and are omnipresent in the daily life of this ancient era. This exhibition shows the function and the importance the animal figure in the cultural and religious construction of the Pharaohs civilisation.
The ancient Egyptians have appropriated the animals image to employ it in distinct forms with symbolic images. In this way, the animal figure turned into the pillar of the Egyptian religious thought. Also it served for infinite sources of inspiration and was the origin of an artistic productions of an exceptional wealth and variety.
This exhibition, whose commissioner is Hélène Guichard, boss of the Department of the conservation of the Ancient Egypt in the Museum of Louvre; proposes to the visitor a pedagogical and at the same time an aesthetic approach and gives the experience of delight that expands the visitors knowledges.
Sculptures and trails, glasses and jugs, watercolours and murals paintings, chests and amulets, sarcophagi and mummies, also the glorification of the animal in statues and sphinxes: more than four hundred pieces that show the importance of the animals in the culture of the ancient Egypt.