Santiago Rusiñol i Prats
(Barcelona 1861- Aranjuez 1931)
Acequia de Valencia. 1901
Oil on canvas
100 x 80.5 cm
Círculo del Liceo
Santiago Rusiñol was a Catalan painter, writer and playwright. Together with Ramon Casas, he is one of the greatest exponents of Catalan modernism. They traveled together to Paris where they came into contact with French impressionism. In Sitges he founded the Cau Ferrat workshop and often frequented the Quatre Gats.
This artwork belongs to a series of pictures he made in Valencia. Rusiñol’s works are characterized by the mastery of color, a loose and free brushstroke and some melancholy that floats in the atmosphere of his paintings.
After cleaning the varnish that was very darkened and aged by the passage of time, the chromatic quality of the work has been recovered; It is worth highlighting the painter’s technique in capturing the reflections of the water.
Rusiñol’s work is widely represented in museums such as the MNAC, the Cau Ferrat, the Prado Museum, the Carmen Thyssen Museum and private institutions such as Círculo del Liceo.