Great names in Catalan painting such as Martí Alsina, Santiago Rusiñol, Eliseo Meifrèn or Joaquím Mir will meet at our next auction on December 14
It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that Catalan landscaping developed as a fully autonomous genre. This stage that lasts until the beginning of the 20th century will be recognized as a true vital golden age in the renewal of a genre that until then had been relegated to the background as a mere accompaniment to the great mythological and biblical themes. Since then, landscape painting has undergone a continuous evolution, experimenting and incorporating the new artistic trends that emerged throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Undoubtedly, the intense production of this singular period gave birth to a progressive break with academic conventions to embark on the path towards creative freedom that modernity proclaimed.
Through the selection of works tendered on December 14 we can trace a journey through the evolution of the genre from its most traditional conception by the hand of precursors of Spanish realism such as Martí Alsina until reaching one of the highest representatives of post-impressionism such as Joaquim Mir.
Likewise, such prominent names as that of Santiago Rusiñol make an appearance on this canvas where the predilection made after embarking on the trip by car with Ramon Casas through the most remote Catalan landscapes is evident.
Beyond what can be strictly considered the landscape genre, it is also worth highlighting the production of Josep Cusachs , who, as a renowned chronicler of the military world , shows us in both works an extraordinary capacity for drawing that he reflected very especially in the cavalry themes conceived as the photography of the mid-19th century.
Along with them stand out the bombastic seascapes of Monjó, the peaceful coastal scenes of Eliseo Meifrèn or Segundo Matilla or the traditional symbolism of Jose Tamburini.