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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hermenegildo Anglada-Camarasa
SPANISH
FIESTA VALENCIANA (VALENCIAN FIESTA)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
224

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Hermenegildo Anglada-Camarasa
SPANISH
FIESTA VALENCIANA (VALENCIAN FIESTA)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Hermenegildo Anglada-Camarasa
1871 - 1959
SPANISH
FIESTA VALENCIANA (VALENCIAN FIESTA)
signed and dedicated A mon cher ami / J.O. Marchand / H. Anglada-Camarasa lower right
oil on board
81 by 122cm., 32 by 48in.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Francesc Fontbona & Francesc Miralles (C33(1)).

Provenance

J.O. Marchand (acquired from the artist)
Sale: Ritchie's, Toronto, 2 June 1987, lot 142
Sammer Galleries, Madrid
Purchased from the above by the present owner in the late 1990s

Description

Painted between 1909 and 1911, Fiesta Valenciana is one of the largest and most complete of Anglada's so called 'Valencia paintings'. The artist was then at the peak of his international career, his work being avidly acquired by major collectors, notably the Hispanic Society and the Buenos Aires Museo de Bellas Artes, and also Baron Henri Rothschild, who bequeathed his example to the Musée du Luxembourg.

Despite their Valencian inspiration, for Anglada these works were about much more than merely an interest in the local culture. The male and female falleros, in their jewel-like costumes provided a vehicle for exploring colour and composition, their sinuous figures lending the paintings an organic form. Louis Waucelles, the renowned art critic who coined the term Fauves, said of Anglada’s work that there was a very strong Byzantine element in his paintings. Another painter who used a similar Byzantine idiom was Gustav Klimt (fig. 1). The two artists had a mutual appreciation for each other's work, and exhibited together and shared an award in the Salon di Belle Arti of Rome in 1911.

From his arrival in Paris in 1894-95, Anglada was acknowledged as a great force in the artistic community there, influencing the work of his contemporaries Picasso and Kandinsky. In 1902 he participated in the Libre Esthétique exhibition in Brussels, and in the Schulte Kunstsalon in Berlin. Thereafter, he exhibited internationally in London, at the Venice Biennale, and at the Munich and Berlin Secessionist exhibitions.

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