The Museum of Garrotxa receives 13 works from the Museu Nacional to renew their discourse

The Museum of Garrotxa receives 13 works from the Museu Nacional to renew their discourse

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18/01/2016

The Museum of Garrotxa has just received 13 works from the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya of the artists Joaquim and Francesc Vayreda, Rafael Benet, Ignasi Mallol, Ramon Martí Alsina, Modest Urgell, Xavier Nogués, Lluís Rigalt and Joaquim Sunyer. This loan is registered in the strategic line of the museum of betting firmly for the museums of the territory, understanding the collection as national, as it has been done in Manresa, Sitges and very soon in other centers. 

These pieces help to the permanent renovation of the collection galleries of Garrotxa, that they want to reinforce the contents centred on the artistic history of the city and their school of art

 

Of the new pieces that the Museum of Garrotxa watch over from now, there are artists who already were forming part of the collection, it is the case of Joaquim Vayreda, Francesc Vayreda, Rafael Benet, Ramon Martí Alsina, Modest Urgell and Xavier Nogués, in this way they will be better represented and contextualized with more significant works. But there are artists who were not present, as Lluís Rigalt or Joaquim Sunyer.

This new loan is related to the project of permanent renovation of the collection galleries of the Museum of Garrotxa, which has the aim to update the museology speech and to penetrate into the analysis of some aspects until now little developed. The changes will take the artistic history of the city and their school of art as a vertebral axis, which develops in five areas: The textile and the School of Olot's Drawing, The School of Olot, Joaquim and Marian Vayreda and Josep Berga i Boix - Landscape painting in Catalonia in the XIXth and XXth century; the modernism, Miquel Blay and  Ramon Casas; the noucentisme, Josep Clarà and Francesc Vayreda, and School of Higher Studies of Landscape and postwar period.

Martí Alsina's works and Lluís Rigalt and Summer Bloom, by Joaquim Vayreda reinforces the paragraph of Olot's School and the landscape painting. Those of Joaquim Sunyer and Francesc Vayreda, help to context the noucentisme in the area of the country, as well as the friends artists of Francesc Vayreda that they spent long seasons in Olot: Ignasi Mallol and Rafael Benet. And, the work of Xavier Nogués, teacher of the School of Arts, that join in the paragraph School of Higher Studies of Landscape and postwar period.

In this loan, Olot's Museum turns into one of the models forced for the study of the Catalan landscape subject matter. The representation of the nature was one of the kinds most used by the painters in the second half of the 19th century.

The complete renovation will become real during the second semester of this year but this Monday, the work Summer Bloom of Joaquim Vayreda (1877)  can be contemplated in the galleries of the Museum of Garrotxa and, from January 20 already there will be able to see some works of Francesc Vayreda and Xavier Nogués.

This transfer has been done in the frame of the actions of the Network of Catalan art museums that stimulate a new politics of loans in order that, with their collections, it could strengthen the personality and the specific statements of the integral museums helping to make them more visible.

The 13 pieces are added to the 19 already deposited in 2008 and to the 818 of Josep Clarà's sculpture collection deposited in 1993.