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Venus and musics (Concert)

Ref Num.: G0023

Details


Date: 1937

Typology: Graphic work

Technique: Etching

Dimensions: 24.5×32.5cm (platemark)

Signed: “Nogués” lower right-hand corner

Location


MNAC, Barcelona, núm. 37.745

Description


Etching made from a plate that has been varnished several times. Once again, it shows Nogués’ tenderness and good nature. The musicians who encounter the naked woman dedicate a tune to her without even looking at her. The print is a masterpiece of intent and execution. The white space acts as a frame for the two horses in the background. They are beautifully depicted with great simplicity, in a style reminiscent of oriental art.

Provenance


Unknown

Exhibitions


Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941, Palau de la Virreina, March – April 1967. Xavier Nogués in the Museum Collections, Museu Víctor Balaguer, Vilanova i la Geltrú, 17th November 2011 – 4th March 2012.

Bibliography


Joan Teixidor, “Notas para un inventario de la obra de Xavier Nogués”, Anales y Boletín de los Museos de Arte de Barcelona, Arte Moderno, vol. 3, 1945, cat. no. 82, p. 10. Rafael Benet, Xavier Nogués, caricaturista y pintor, Ediciones Omega, Barcelona, 1949, cat. Grabados no. 82, p. 89, fig. plate. 14. Jaume Pla, Els gravats de Xavier Nogués, Fundació Xavier Nogués, Barcelona, 1960, cat. no. 82, plate, p. 156. Legado 1956, Biblioteca Museu Victor Balaguer, Vilanova i la Geltrú, 1957, cat. no. 152. J. Barbeta, A. Casanovas, M. Gil and C. Vidal, Exposición Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941, Palau de la Virreina, March-April 1967, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Museos de Arte, Barcelona, 1967, cat. no. 19 p. 17, fig. Repr. plate. 118. Jaume Socias, Pintura catalana en el Castell de la Geltrú, Editorial Selecta, Barcelona, 1977, cat. no. 277, p. 206. Maestros de la pintura catalana, Museus Daimaru, cat. 40, Japan, 1990, cat. no. 42. Xavier Nogués a les col·leccions del Museu. Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer, exhibtion held at the Museu Víctor Balaguer, Vilanova i la Geltrú, 17th November 2011 – 4th March 2012, Barcelona, 2011, cat. no. 21, p. 100.