Montserrat Frightened

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Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Juli González
Barcelona, 1876 – Arcueil, 1942
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From 1936 onwards, González, concerned for the events of the Civil War, did many drawings that he would subsequently use to sculptureLa Montserratwhich has become a symbol of the Catalan woman, her pain and her protest against the war, apart from having a central role in the work of González from the 1930s until the end of his life.

After the war he would once again take up the theme and rethought this feminine figure, that shouted against the repression, injustice and barbarities.  He did drawings, like the one we just mentioned, which ended up in the form of a new sculpture, Head of Montserrat shouting, which he modelled in plaster and was cast when the artist had died.  Both in these last drawings and in the sculpture the artist shows his capacity for reflecting feelings beyond those of the formal approach of the work, and his own shout against the injustice of the war.

Drawing

1940

31.5 x 38.5 cm

Gift of Roberta González, daughter of the artist, 1972; admission, 1973

Inventory number: 

113554-D

Pen and brushwork ink on paper
Subject: Human figure
Century: 20th
Subject: Allegory
Juli González - Montserrat espantada - 1940
© Juli González, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2016