An oil by Ignacio Zuloaga from Cau Ferrat is exhibited at the Mapfre Foundation
Cau Ferrat is present at one of the great exhibitions of the season in Madrid: Zuloaga in the Paris of the Belle Époque (1889 - 1914 ), organized by the Mapfre Foundation until January 7.The cession made is that of one of the oils of this artist that has Cau Ferrat in its background: ·La partició del vi" (1900) and is part in the loan policy carried out by the Museums of Sitges to loan works to prestigious exhibitions.At the moment, there are other works loaned to the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) and the Pla de Palafrugell Foundation, while up to the month of October there were works at the CaixaForum in Palma de Mallorca and the Museum of Art Jaume Morera in Lleida.
"La partició del vi" is one of the 90 works that make up the exhibition known as Zuloaga in the Paris of the Belle Époque (1889 - 1914 ), that the Mapfre Foundation has in its headquarters in Madrid until January 7.The exhibition presents an unusual Zuloaga image beyond the clichés of the Spanish Black Legend, in which he shows how his painting combines a deep sense of tradition with a totally modern vision, especially linked to the Paris of the Belle Époque.
"La partició del vi" was already present in another general exhibition about Ignacio Zuloaga and Joaquín Sorolla, celebrated twenty years ago at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bilbao, as well as other samples, such as the one dedicated to modernism, organized by the Foundation of L'Hermitage in Lausanne 2011.The current exhibition of the Mapfre Foundation coexists with works loaned by some of the most recognized museums in Europe and the United States, such as the Musée d'Orsay (Paris), the National Gallery of Art (Washington), L'Hermitage ( Saint Petersburg), the Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderno Ca 'Pesaro (Venice) or the Museum of Fine Arts (Bilbao), among others.
Coinciding with the exhibition, the Mapfre Foundation has organized a cycle of conferences around the work of Zuloaga. The director of Sitges Museums, Vinyet Panyella, has been one of the guests to participate in the conference The rediscovery of El Grec: Zuloaga and Rusiñol, that she lectured last Wednesday.
In addition to the loan of works by Zuloaga to the Mapfre Foundation, the collections of Museums of Sitges have other pieces of their funds loaned to the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC), on the occasion of the exhibition by Ramon Pichot.These are five works by this same artist: the emblematic Bulevard de París painting ( 1898-1901) and four drawings.To the the Pla de Palafrugell Foundation, Sitges Museums have loaned two World War I helmets, which are part of Santiago Rusiñol's collection.
Until October, other works present in Cau Ferrat and the Maricel Museum were loaned to other exhibitions: thirteen works at the CaixaForum in Palma, on the occasion of the exhibition of the Year Ramon Casas, and two by Joaquim Sunyer and Hermen Anglada-Camarasa at the Jaume Morera Art Museum in Lleida, on the occasion of the Connexions exhibition , where sixteen works from this center talked to other works from different museums.