The Scent of Fall
The summer ends, the weather is dry and hot, and fall begins, with the arrival of the rains and changes in the colours of the landscape. The trees convert their leaves to yellow and brown tones, the leaves fall, becoming a damp carpet, giving us a set of smells that are more intense, more serene, and that are magnified with the moisture of rainy days.
It begins to get cooler and the days grow shorter; the city entices us out for a walk with a gentler light, wet pavements and sunsets with clouds reflecting a mix of red, orange, lilac colours… while the birds, with their songs, take their leave until the following year.
It is a time of chestnuts and their smell when roasted, of woodsy aromas with madrone berries, blackberries and red fruits… sweet scents. Also typical are the spicy smells with woody notes and damp earth just outside the city. And it is the season of wild mushrooms, with their scent of wet earth; these are the fruits of autumn, which Josep Pla associated with Gaudí’s imagery because of their prodigious forms.
Nature, which gives us new colours, smells and sensations in this period, can be found at Casa Vicens; whether in its garden or inside, reflected in its decoration: ivy and olive leaves, palm fronds, plant motifs… and warm colours in every room.
NASEVO’s work and Casa Vicens share a common link of scents and colours. There is nothing more evocative than smells, able to transport us to the faraway places and moments of memory. NASEVO’s works, whether artistic or olfactory, will help us make that transition. Through the scents of fall we will seek out the memories of Casa Vicens and also our own.
Lose yourself in the scents and colours!
NASEVO. Smell is Colour
NASEVO is an indefatigable champion of the sense of smell as an unrivalled source of knowledge about our natural and personal environment which ought to be taught and cultivated, and of nas – ‘nose’ – as a word, a suffix and prefix with which to create new words that bring smell to the forefront of the senses.
Find out all about how smell is colour through a sensory experience directed by Montse Cuadradas
Science and Essences. NASEVO (Olot, Girona
How are fragrances represented visually? How are they classified? The exhibition Science and Essences. NASEVO takes us inside the world of smells. «Ciencia y esencias. Nasevo», is open to visitors from 9 February until 22 April in Room 15 of the Museu de Garrotxa, on the first floor of the Hospici. Admission is free.
NASEVO. Science and Essences
The exhibition explores the scientific and creative processes of a multisensory artist who unites colour and smell by way of the object NOSE.
NASEVO. The Man Who Confuses Colour and Smell
The exhibition at the Real Casino de Murcia is in four sections: An ‘Introduction’, which outlines the artist’s beginnings and trajectory to date; ‘The Smell of Nature’, which presents a selection of works inspired by the natural world and the market garden of Murcia; ‘The Smell of History’, which traces the historical heritage of the Real Casino, and ‘The Smell of Colours’, which engages with the relationship between the different aromatic and chromatic elements.