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Poble escalonat

c1909 by Joaquim Mir
Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya

Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya

The Museu Nacional d’art de Catalunya is packed full of art, mostly Spanish, and incredibly well laid out. They of course pride themselves on their Catalunyan artists and Mir is perhaps one of the best; his post-Modernist work is full of life and colour. Poble escalonat was painted in Majorca where Mir lived from 1901, after travelling there with Spanish artist and art pioneer Rusiñol. His Majorcan paintings are full of the atmosphere he loved there; calm but intense blues articulate the mix of sugar-cube houses and natural landscape, while the clouds and smoke are painted in a wonderfully collage like style.

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