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Lluïsa Vidal (1876-1918), painter, draftswoman and illustrator, formed part of young generation of Catalan modernist artists. She was great portrait painter, very valued for her capacity to grasp the emotional state of portrayed, quality that it will very appreciate in the most representative portraits, in which it is perceive the influence of the Spanish classicals mesters. Another point that we will discover is the Lluïsa Vidal painter of gender, that reflects with very spontaneity of life of women, a genuine and exceptional vision of a woman about the world of women. Besides, there will be examples of paintings made outdoor and her favourite subjects: popular parties, dance of village, beaches and streets, most of the figures with vibrant colours, certain stroke and fearless brush-stroke.
She painted also small works for herself, that she never thought that they would go out of her workshop, that reveals what there are behind a work of art, what you can not see, and explain us the story. These works transmit the importance of the first stroke, the outlines and the sketches of the painter until reaching the definitive work. We will discover her facet of illustrator trough the original drawings for the magazines Feminal and La Ilustración Artística and the originals of these magazines and the chronicles that critics wrote of the exhibition at Sala Parés. The exhibition will be complete with familiar photographies, letters, photographies of her works published on magazines, books with her illustrations, critical of the exhibitions of the painter on different newspapers of the epoch or the original diploma gave by Barcelona city council to the painter in 1907 for one of her drawings.
To know more about Lluïsa Vidal: Lluïsa Vidal, a woman artist in a world of men