P0053

Fragment wall decoration for Galeries Laietanes

Ref Num.:P0053

Details


Date: 1915

Typology: Paintings

Technique: Tempera transferred to canvas

Dimensions: 155x285cm

Signed: Unsigned and undated

Location


MNAC, Barcelona, no. 42.405

Description


Santiago Segura, the owner of the Galeries Laietanes, which had a basement café, El Celler, where many members of the noucentista group met, commissioned Xavier Nogués to paint the murals. They were on a theme related to wine and were removed by the restorer Ramon Gudiol. The series consists of 38 fragments, almost all the murals, except for the big blue panel that formed the centrepiece of the main room and some smaller fragments. They are now part of different collections. Three arches with figures and a landscape.

Provenance


MNAC acquisition – 1947

Exhibitions


Museu d’Art Modern, March 1984; Noucentisme, un projecte de modernitat, CCCB 1994-1995

Bibliography


Francesc Pujols, “Xavier Nogués”, La Revista, Barcelona, 1917, vol. III. Romà Jori, “La Cava de les Galeries d’Art Modern i Antiguitats”, Vell i Nou, Barcelona, 15/9/1915, 9; 15/12/1915, 39. Romà Jori, “Les caves: decoracions d’en Nogués”, Vell i Nou, Barcelona, 15/12/1916, 39, pp. 312-314. Joan Sacs, Xavier Nogués, Col·lecció Quaderns Blaus, Llibreria Catalònia, La nostra gent, Barcelona, 1928. 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, III. 1, p. 12. Rafael Benet, Xavier Nogués, caricaturista y pintor, Ediciones Omega, Barcelona, 1949, p. 92. J. Cortés. El “Celler de les Galeries Layetanes” en el Museo de Arte Moderno, Anales y Boletín de los Museos de Arte de Barcelona, Vol. IX, 1951, pp. 159-169. J. Barbeta, A. Casanovas, M. Gil and C. Vidal, Exposición Xavier Nogués, Barcelona 1873-1941, Palacio de la Virreina, March-April 1967, Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, Museos de Arte, Barcelona, 1967. Xavier Nogués. Pintures murals procedents del Celler de les Galeries Laietanes, exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, Museu d’Art Modern, 1984, p. 22, cat. no. 2, fig. A. Suàrez, M. Vidal, “Xavier Nogués, dionisíac”, Serra d’Or, Barcelona, 01/04/1984, year 26, no. 295, pp. 49-55, fig. p. 53. Catàleg de pintura segles XIX i XX. Fons del Museu d’Art Modern, 2 vol., Barcelona, 1987, II, p. 730, cat. no. 1842-2, fig. Noucentisme. Un projecte de modernitat, exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), 22/12/1994 – 12/3/1995.

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