Record details

  • generalData.authorNameInListings
    Joan Cardona (1877-1957)
  • generalData.title
    Girl with shawl
  • generalData.creationDate
    c. 1900
  • technicalData.measurements
    46 x 37 cm
  • technicalData.description
    Charcoal, watercolour and gouache
  • technicalData.complementaryDescription
    Joan Cardona arrived in Paris for the first time in the spring of 1898, although he did not settle there regularly until 1900. It was the year of the Universal Exhibition, which led to Paris being consolidated as the center of international cultural life. Cardona, despite the difficulties of being a young and foreign artist, began a passionate activity, making drawings of the daily life of Paris and its inhabitants. The artist focused on representing glamorous, elegant, and cosmopolitan women. A composition that was very fashionable in Paris was what was called an "espagnolade", a vision of Andalusian and Madrid customs, traditional and regional scenes that reproduced episodes specific to this romantic vision of Spanish popular culture.
    It is precisely this subject that is represented in the drawing: a girl on profile, dressed in a wide red skirt and a splendid Manila shawl. She adorned her hair with two large carnations and she is captured putting on her high-heeled shoes.
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