Record details

  • generalData.authorNameInListings
    Cesareo Bernaldo de Quirós (1879-1968)
  • generalData.title
    Landscape of Mallorca
  • technicalData.measurements
    99 x 112,5 cm
  • technicalData.description
    Oil on canvas
  • technicalData.complementaryDescription
    During his sojourn on the island of Mallorca, it is safe to assume that the artist was in contact with and familiar with the works of the Belgian painter Degouve de Nuncques, who is documented in Mallorca between 1900 and 1902. Catalan Impressionists alike, such as Joaquim Mir and Hermen Anglada-Camarasa resided in Mallorca on multiple occasions, which demonstrates their connection with the artist: their common trait was fascination by the seashore, the unpredictable and unattainable movement of water, and the boulders hugging the sea at different times of the day. There lies the recognizable character of Impressionist painting from the first decades of the 20th century: artists who constantly search for motives and inspiration in the nature surrounding them, in plein air, seeking to grasp the ephemeral.

    This Mediterranean atmosphere observable on the Balearic Island was inspiring for Bernaldo de Quirós alike, who consequently dedicated several of his paintings to the ever-so-impressive sceneries by the seaside. The painting presents a landscape of Mallorca, capturing the restless, omnipotent body of water breaking onto the shore. What is a reoccurring motive in Impressionist and modern art, is an expression of personal observation and perception by the Argentinian artist.
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