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Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll

Shepherd diorama

Shepherd diorama. Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll.


Shepherd diorama. Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll.


The set designer Salvador Alarm and his student Josep Mestres i Cabanes, who made so many of the opera sets for the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, captured this moment in 1932, showing shepherds on the Anyella plains in the evening, when the flock had to return to the fold. This meant the inhabitants of the valleys could feel closer to nature, where only a few ventured during summer and which was idealised for centuries. The diorama ended up becoming one of the most famous images of the Museum.


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