Olga Sacharoff (1889 – 1967) and her husband, the photographer Otho Lloyd, are an example of the artists from all over Europe, who, escaping from the conflict of the First World War, settled down in Barcelona as if it was a second-hand Paris, at a time when the ambience in the French capital was unsustainable. Around the 1920s, she painted paintings that reflected on the institution of marriage. Sacharoff lived separated from her husband because on finishing the war she left for Paris prioritising her art. In 1939, with the advent of the Second World War, she and Lloyd returned to Barcelona where they lived until their respective deaths. Sacharoff formed part of the noucentisme català, (Catalan movement of the beginning of the 20th century) adopting her very own style in which nature and animals played an important symbolic role.
* Work exhibited in the room 72, area III.25 of Modern Art.
Other works of the artist in the online catalogue: A Wedding