P0059

Fragment wall decoration for Galeries Laietanes

Ref Num.:P0059

Details


Date: 1915

Typology: Paintings

Technique: Tempera transferred to canvas

Dimensions: 209x93cm

Signed: Unsigned and undated

Location


MNAC, Barcelona, no. 42.420

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. Man with his back to us and a female figure inside an arch and between two columns.

Provenance


MNAC acquisition – 1947

Exhibitions


Sala Parès, October 1947; Museu d’Art Modern, March 1984

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. Pinturas para El Celler por Xavier Nogués, exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, 1947. 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. Xavier Nogués. Pintures murals procedents del Celler de les Galeries Laietanes, exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, Museu d’Art Modern, 1984, p. 28, cat. no. 17, fig. Catàleg de pintura segles XIX i XX. Fons del Museu d’Art Modern, 2 vol., Barcelona, 1987, II, p. 730, cat. no. 1842-17, fig..

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