MNAC to devote an exhaustive exhibition to the work of this little known Catalan modernist painter
The talents of Lluïsa Vidal (1876-1918) shone especially brightly in her portraits which, according to the experts, are able to capture the emotional state of their subjects. But this little-known Catalan modernist painter, also cultivates her art in plein air paintings, through which she recorded village fetes, dances, streets and beaches, as well as genre paintings that reflect the daily lives of women. She also worked in the fields of drawing and illustration.
The exhibition devoted to her work at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), titled Lluïsa Vidal. Modernisme Painter, which can be seen until 15 January 2017, reflects all of the facets of the artist, as well as illustrating her quality, daring style, vibrant colours and confident line work. Family photographs, letters, photos of the artist’s work that were published in magazines, books illustrated by her, reviews of her exhibitions and a diploma awarded to the artists by Barcelona City Council all serve to complete this insightful exhibition.
Parallel events programmed to complement this exhibition include guided visits every morning in October and a Lluïsa Vidal Night on 3 December that will include the screening of the film Séraphine by Martin Provost. The opening talk will be given by the exhibition’s curator Consol Oltra on the afternoon of 22 September.
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