THE GOLDEN AGE OF SPANISH MODERN ART
The Golden Age of Spanish Modern Art comes at a time of renewed interest in this period, and follows exhibitions appraising ‘Catalan Modernisme’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Many of the featured artists, amongst them Ramon Casas, Francesc Miralles and Joaquim Sunyer, moved from Barcelona to Paris, and the exhibition seeks not only to examine the impact of this on their work, but to also re-evaluate and acknowledge their contribution to the canon of Modern Art.
To realise this presentation, Colnaghi, London (est. 1760), has collaborated with two of Barcelona’s most influential and venerable galleries, Sala Parés (est. 1877) and Artur Ramon Art (est. 1911), combining more than five hundred years of collective knowledge and experience.
The Golden Age of Spanish Modern Art is comprised of fifteen works by twelve artists. All of them trained at the art academies of Barcelona, but, as with Picasso, many were drawn to Paris, at the time the epicentre of the artworld. The variety of styles and techniques presented here attest to their absorption within the city and the influence of their peers and contemporaries.