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25.11.2012: Un discurs per a un país

November 25, 2012

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Ja hem disculpareu, però aquesta setmana, en lloc dels habituals set flashos, penjo un d’aquells comentaris més o menys llargs que cauen per aquí de tant en tant. El que vull tractar és com presentar l’art català al món – potser no es tracta de cap tema de  rabiosa actualitat, però espero que interessi almenys […]

25.11.2012: A tale for a country

November 25, 2012

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Sorry folks, but this week, instead of the usual seven shots post, I feel it is time for the occasional 750-word-long op-ed. My subject today is how to present Catalan art to the world, which is perhaps not the hottest issue in the field, but is at least one that is familiar, and hopefully attractive, […]

18.11.2012: De París a Barcelona

November 19, 2012

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1. Dos per un. Bohèmes, ara al Grand Palais, París (fins al 14 de gener de 2013, entrades 13€), explora el doble sentit de la paraula del títol en francès, que l’utilitza per referir-se tan al món gitano com a la bohèmia artísticament avançada i socialment marginada del XIX, especialment a París. Per això es tracta, […]

18.11.2012: From Paris to Barcelona

November 19, 2012

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1. Two for the price of one.   Bohèmes, one of the current shows in the Grand Palais, Paris (until January 14th, 2013, admissions €13.-), plays on the double meaning of the word of the title in French, which refers both to gypsies, and to the marginal lifestyle led by advanced artists in 19th century, especially in […]

11.11.2012: De Nonell a Van Eyck

November 11, 2012

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1. Què fa una obra com tu en una subhasta com aquesta? Ho admeto: no puc reprimir un flibada d’enveja verda en veure aquestes dues grans obres del nostre XIX a subhasta – com m’agradaria ser jo qui les tingués! Com és conegut, Isidre Nonell (1872-1911), i Joaquim Mir (1873-1940) són els nosm destacats d’quell […]

11.11.2012: From Nonell to Van Eyck

November 11, 2012

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1. The rise of the online auction I do admit: it is not without a drop of envy that I report about these two extraordinary examples of 19th century Catalan art coming to auction – I wish I myself were handling them!  Isidre Nonell (1872-1911), and Joaquim Mir (1873-1940) shared formative years in the informal Colla […]

04.11.2012: De la Provença a Suïssa

November 4, 2012

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1. Vides paral·leles: Rico i Cézanne Martín Rico (1833-1908) i Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) no només van ser dos contemporanis que van arribar a París, entre 1860 i 1862, com a nouvinguts, sinó dos artistes que van usar el paisatge com a tema principal. Ara, a més, es dóna la coincidència que tots dos […]

04.11.2012: From Provence to Switzerland

November 4, 2012

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1. Parallel lives: Rico and Cézanne Martín Rico (1833-1908) and Paul Cézanne (1839 – 1906) were not only contemporaries and fellow newcomers to Paris around 1860 and 1862, but also artists that used landscape as their preferred motive. Both are receiving a major retrospective now, Rico in Madrid (Martín Rico as landscaper, Museo del Prado, […]