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La imagen puede contener: árbol y exterior

La imagen puede contener: árbol y exterior

Santiago Rusiñol i Prats (Spanish painter, poet, and playwright) 1861 - 1931
Otoñal (Fall), 1910
oi on canvas
105.5 x 121.5 cm.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Argentina

autotranslated catalogue note:
This landscape garden as a focus of interest has a fountain in the gardens of Aranjuez call the Boticaria Rusinol painted at least twice. The gardens of the city of Aranjuez is a complex of parks that are along the river Tagus surrounding the Royal Palace. This consists of four gardens: Parterre, the Island, the Prince and, finally, Elizabeth II. This source is located in a gazebo Garden Island, more precisely in the south entrance from the parterre located behind the Palace. It owes its existence to Charles III of Bourbon, who commanded the area in 1777 to remodel the Hall of the Catholic Monarchs. It was part of a larger project that sought the monarch, through a series of provisions based on the model of Versailles, transform the old suburban villa hunting in residential city and symbol of the power of the Spanish monarchy. Therefore, behind the fountain starting a banana ride about 300 meters is observed, as these roundabouts often -embellecidas by sources- worked in the French eighteenth-century gardening and landscape landmarks street dealers.
Boticaria The source consists by a low circular glass with a rustic center base with four dolphin-two ahead, two behind- intertwining their tails, which support a cup shaped venerated. The base itself holds a sculpture with two putti fighting for a supplier in the form of syringe. If we consider that the dolphins at the base can function as an attribute of the children, plus the fact that the latter are struggling, be in the presence of the theme of Eros and Anteros. The weight of mimesis, characteristic of Catalan modernism, has certain oversights in this work, as the beds of geometric and symmetrical principles that concentrically surround the source of topiary Frenchman -característicos not follow a strict symmetry. In addition, the iron railing with pedestals next to the High Dam Tagus -right glorieta- not have the vases showing photographs of the early twentieth century; may not exist at the time of painting the work or were omitted. autumnal , like Garden of Aranjuez (ca. 1908, cat. 7916, NMFA) (1) and many other works of the artist with the same subject, has a provision rigorously symmetrical. The palette of reduced features, is dominated by earth colors. As for the light coming from the left but from the bottom of the composition, losing so low in the arbor, only with some strength stressing on some trunks and fronds of bananas street. This soft twilight, which by their origin, intensity and contrast slightly blurs the objects of the first planes, added to treated foliage and patches of color, avoids a hard realistic description of a more academic nature. Rusinol The stylized gardens are characterized as empty spaces of humanity, lonely, almost abandoned. Therefore, they have a certain romantic melancholy air, particularly in the works where the protagonist is beginning backlight. Its gardens, especially those of Aranjuez, giving him a remarkable reputation that confirm several official awards in the National Exhibition of Spain 1908, 1912 and 1929 This theme was developed from the 1880s but became leitmotiv of its production from his trip to Granada, conducted between October 1895 and February 1896 to Aranjuez would Rusinol an inexhaustible source of these issues, which tried from very varied angles. In his later years, due to their poor health and friendship lavished him, King Alfonso XIII granted a special permit to travel by plane within the gardens Rusinol still longed to capture in his paintings.

Alberto Martín Isidoro - Peresan Andrea Martinez

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Santiago Rusiñol i Prats was a Spanish painter, poet, and playwright. He was one of the leaders of the Catalan modernisme movement.
He influenced Pablo Picasso as a modern artist, and also left a number of modernist buildings in Sitges, a town in Catalonia.

Rusiñol was born in Barcelona in 1861, to a family of industrialists in textiles with origins in Manlleu. Despite the fact that he was the heir to the family's lucrative operations, by the time he was a teenager Rusiñol already showed a strong interest in painting and travel.

His training as painter started at Centro de Acuarelistas de Barcelona under the direction of Tomás Moragas. Like so many artists of the day, he travelled to Paris in 1889, living in Montmartre with Ramon Casas and Ignacio Zuloaga.

Much of his work in Paris belonged to the Symbolism painting style. While there, he also attended the Gervex Academy, where he discovered his love for modernism. After returning to Spain, he settled in Sitges, founding a studio/museum named Cau Ferrat. When back in Barcelona, he was a frequent client of the café Els Quatre Gats, noted for its association with modernisme and the young Pablo Picasso. He went to Mallorca with the painter Joaquin Mir Trinxet, where they met the mystic Belgian painter William Degouve de Nuncques in 1899.

He was most known for his plays, and landscape and garden paintings. He died in Aranjuez in 1931 while painting its famous gardens.

La imagen puede contener: árbol y exterior

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