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19th century Spanish painting
From Goya to modernism
MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM
IN CATALONIA (IV)
María Cristina Masaveu auditorium
February 4, 2020
Lecture by Francesc Miralles.
Open entry until seating capacity is reached. Tickets may be collected at the Foundation’s ticket counter (one per person) starting one hour before the lecture begins.
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Art historian and critic born in Tarragona in 1940. He was a professor at the University of Barcelona and director of the Escola Massana. He worked as a critic in the historical weekly Destino in Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper. He has published many research articles and curated numerous exhibitions on contemporary art.
The studies that stand out from his extensive bibliography include L’época de les avantguardes (The Era of the Avant-Gardes) (1993), Llorens Artigas (1992), Pere Pruna (1998) and Anglada-Camarasa (1981), the latter with Francesc Fontbona. His recent publications include a study on the visual poet Jordi Vallès, Des del cercle vermell (2015); a unique monograph on the artist Josep Puigmartí. La libertad del surrealismo (2018); and a singular report on a 90-year-old painter who has made thousands of paintings yet has held no exhibitions, Subarroca. La obsesión creativa (2019).
For twelve years, his research focused on the works of Joaquim Mir, on whom he has published several monographs and organised different exhibitions.
The founder and director of the art research journal Estudios Pro Arte, he should be considered one of the driving forces behind the modernisation of Spanish art historiography in the 20th century.
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