1.5.4.1 Modernism (1888-1911)

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Rouen’s Street, Rusiñol I Prats
Hercules Searching for the Hesperides, Clapés

Female figure, Rusiñol I Prats

Modernism is both a philosophical movement and an art movement that arose from broad transformations in Western society during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The movement reflected a desire for the creation of new forms of art, philosophy, and social organization which reflected the newly emerging industrial world, including features such as urbanization, new technologies, and war.

Artists attempted to depart from traditional forms of art, which they considered outdated or obsolete. The poet Ezra Pound’s 1934 injunction to ‘Make it New’ was the touchstone of the movement’s approach.

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Rusiñol was a Spanish painter, poet, journalist, collector and playwright. He was a leader of the Catalan modernisme movement.

He created more than a thousand paintings and wrote over a hundred titles in Catalan and Spanish, plus an extensive number of articles. All of which places him as a decisive reference in art, literature, and aesthetic ideals of the turn of the twentieth century.
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TITLE:YEAR:FORM:GENRE:
Rouen’s Street1889-91Oil/CanvasLandscape
ARTIST:DATES:ORIGIN:MOVEMENT:
Rusiñol i Prats, Santiago 1861-1931, aged 71Catalan painterModernisme
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Biblioteca Museu Victor Balageur145 x 100  
 Clapés participated in an Expo in 1888, where he began a close relationship with Antoni Gaudí.

Gaudi hired him to work on the decoration of the Palau Güell in 1851. Where, he also held the position of director from 1858 to 1885. Clapés received notoriety for contributing to the paintings that decorated the halls of the palace and the great mural painting which occupied part of the front side.

Clapés’ Hercules Searching for the Hesperides was painted with oil on canvas circa 1890. It was donated to Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya by Maria Lluisa Guell in 1928, but as of January 2016 is on loan to the Palau Güell.
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TITLE:YEAR:FORM:GENRE:
Hercules Searching for the Hesperidesc1890Oil/CanvasHistory Painting
ARTIST:DATES:ORIGIN:MOVEMENT:
Clapés, Aleix1850-1920, aged 70Catalan painterModernisme
LOCATION:SIZE (cms): [1541-12]

on loan at the Palau Güell, Barcelona42 x 34

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Santiago Rusiñol i Prats influenced Pablo Picasso as a modern artist, and also left a number of modernist buildings in Sitges, a town in Catalonia.

Like so many artists of the day, he travelled to Paris in 1889, living in Montmartre with Ramon Casas and Ignacio Zuloaga. He died in 1931 and was laid to rest in the Cemetery of Montjuïc.
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TITLE:YEAR:FORM:GENRE:
Female figure1894Oil/CanvasPortrait
ARTIST:DATES:ORIGIN:MOVEMENT:
Rusiñol i Prats, Santiago 1861-1931, aged 71Catalan painterModernisme
LOCATION:SIZE (cms):  
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya81 x 100  

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