Cala Forn

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Location: 
Room III/23
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Joaquim Sunyer
Sitges, 1874-1956
Museum tags: 
Social tags: 
  • Noucentisme
  • landscape
Description:

After a few years in Paris, where he was influenced by the French Post-Impressionists before adopting a language similar to Cézanne's, Sunyer returned to Catalonia, where he made his name as the leader of Noucentisme, an artistic movement that preached a return to classical models and upheld figurative art in opposition to the avant-garde movements. 'Cala Forn', one of Sunyer's and Noucentisme's most paradigmatic works, marked the peak of his creative development. With its great expressive power and feeling, the artist achieves perfect integration of the figures in the landscape, not limiting them to reproductions of everyday reality but turning them into symbols of the Catalonia of the time.

Painting

Sitges, 1917

120 x 140.5 cm

Donated by the Associació d'Amics de les Arts, 1918

Inventory number: 

011004-000

Oil on canvas
Subject: Genre and society
Century: 20th
Joaquim Sunyer - Cala Forn - Sitges, 1917
© Joaquín Sunyer, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2016
Joaquim Sunyer - Cala Forn - Sitges, 1917 [1]
© Joaquín Sunyer, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2016
Joaquim Sunyer - Cala Forn - Sitges, 1917 [2]
© Joaquín Sunyer, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2016
Joaquim Sunyer - Cala Forn - Sitges, 1917 [3]
© Joaquín Sunyer, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2016